Life and Science in an Absolute Monarchy

Mar 20, 2023 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

SLAC, Kavli Auditorium

Guy Consolmagno, SJ (Vatican Observatory) In Person and zoom

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What is the day-to-day life like in the Vatican? And how does that compare to the ways that such places are depicted in some of your favorite (and not-so-favorite) fantasy novels? What is it really like to live in a five hundred year-old palace, to work in an absolute monarchy, to do science in a structure far older than NASA?

Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, a Jesuit brother, is Director of the Vatican Observatory. His research studies meteorites and asteroids. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, received SB and SM degrees from MIT, and earned his PhD in planetary sciences from the University of Arizona in 1978. Along with more than 200 scientific publications, he is the author of several popular books on astronomy and the relationship between faith and science. In 2014, he received the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences.

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