Marquette to Host Lecture on Science
University of Cape Town
professor to address
"Science and Religion in Dialogue"
Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Varsity Theatre
W. Wisconsin Ave.
Dr. George F.R. Ellis, Emeritus Distinguished
Professor of Complex Systems at the University of Cape Town,
will present “Science and Religion in Dialogue”
at Marquette University on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
The lecture will be held in the Varsity Theatre at 1324 W.
Wisconsin Avenue. Dr. Ellis will discuss how a balance of
faith and reason is essential for developing a deeper understanding
of the world.
Ellis is a celebrated cosmologist and world-renowned scholar.
He is the 2004 recipient of the Templeton Prize, which recognizes
distinguished accomplishments toward advancing the worldwide
dialogue between science and religion. As a cosmologist, Dr.
Ellis is known for his scientific contributions toward understanding
the origin and nature of the cosmos.
During the 1970’s, Ellis was a forceful opponent of
apartheid in South Africa, and his writings later served as
a basis for public policy. He has continued his efforts to
bring about justice in his homeland by promoting educational
opportunities for underprivileged youths and by identifying
ways to improve science and math education in the South African
While on campus Dr. Ellis will also present the seminar “The
Emergence of Complexity and the Limits of Physics” at
2:00 p.m. in Room 216 of the William Wehr Physics building.
Both programs are free and open to the public. For more information,
please contact Dr. Jame Schaefer at (414) 288-3742 or Dr.
John Karkheck at (414) 288-5321.
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