Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?


Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?

Friday, February 1 // 7:00 pm 

Ian Hutchison is a Professor of Nuclear Science at MIT. He is one of the world’s leading experts on plasma physics. He designed a facility to magnetically contain plasmas that are more than 50,000,000 degrees Celsius (10x hotter than the sun). And he believes in miracles.

In an age where science and faith are often viewed as opposites, Dr. Hutchison offers a unique perspective.



7:00 PM // Interview with Dr. Hutchinson
7:20 PM // Talk: Can a scientist believe in miracles?
8:00 PM // Q & A

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Hutchison. No tickets are necessary. This is event is FREE, and all are welcome.

Location: Phoenixville Area Middle School (click here for directions)


Speaker Bio: Ian Hutchinson

Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT)

Ian H. Hutchinson’s primary research interest is plasma physics, especially the magnetic confinement of plasmas (ionized gases): seeking to enable fusion reactions, the energy source of the stars, to be used for practical energy production. He and his MIT team designed, built and operate the Alcator C-Mod tokamak, an international experimental facility whose magnetically confined plasmas, with temperatures reaching beyond 50 million degrees Celsius, are prototypical of a future fusion reactor. A graduate of Cambridge University and the Australian National University, he is a fellow of the Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society. He has authored over 200 scientific journal articles and two advanced science text books. He has also written and spoken widely on the relationship between Science and Christianity, in events sponsored by Christian organizations and also in the wider secular media. His new book recently published by InterVarsity Press is entitled "Can a scientist believe in miracles? An MIT professor answers questions on God and science." It answers hundreds of the tough questions that young people today have asked him about the relationship between science and Christianity.

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