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Audio: Krista Tippet – On Being Interview

An interview with two Vatican Observatory astronomers from the radio show On Being with Krista Tippett: “Guy Consolmagno and George Coyne—Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God”.

More than 30 objects on the moon are named after the Jesuits who mapped it. A Jesuit was one of the founders of modern astrophysics. And four Jesuits in history, including Ignatius of Loyola, have had asteroids named after them – Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father George Coyne being the two living men with this distinction. In a conversation filled with friendship and laughter, and in honor of the visit of Pope Francis to the U.S., we experience the spacious way they think about science, the universe, and the love of God.

This content available on our Faith and Science Website. [Link]

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DVD: An Introduction to the Universe: The Big Ideas of Astronomy

by Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D.
This series of 12 lectures is available in video DVD, audio CD, and downloadable MP3 formats from: Now You Know Media: Catholic Audio & Video Programs by Top Professors [Link]

DVD: Galileo: Science, Faith, and the Catholic Church

by Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J.
This series of 12 lectures is available in video DVD, audio CD, and downloadable MP3 formats from: Now You Know Media: Catholic Audio & Video Programs by Top Professors [Link]

Friends of the Vatican Observatory may purchase the series for 10% off the list price. Use your special Coupon Code: Guy while ordering.

PDF: “… the Way to the Dwelling of Light: How Physics Illuminates Creation”

Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Can one find physics in the pews? This informal look at the physics of light, written for the point of view of a church-goer, uses a minimum of equations (and too many bad jokes!) to introduce the casual reader to the astonishing view that modern physics has of the universe and how it works, as brought to light by our study of… light. (Revised edition)

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PDF: “Classical Theorems in Lie Algebra Representation Theory: A Beginners Approach”

Andrew P. Whitman, SJ, and John Lutts

The work by Father Andrew Whitman, SJ (with the editorial help of John Lutts from the University of Massachusetts at Boston), is an introduction to the classic results of Lie Algebra Representation Theory.

Dr Lutts writes: “What makes this work different is that it deliberately takes the time to fill in the gaps in the various parts of this theory that are often left out in advanced works on this subject. It is therefore hoped that beginning graduate students going through this opus will be able to work through the details of the proofs and build a firm foundation for themselves. The only prerequisite for those who tackle this work is a strong foundation in Linear Algebra. We wish them an enjoyable adventure.”

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PDF: “Intelligent Life in the Universe: Catholic belief and the search for extraterrestrial life”

 

Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Originally published by the Catholic Truth Society in London, and long out of print, this pamphlet outlines what we know about the search for intelligent life, both how we search and why we search, and what it can mean for Catholics and our understanding of our faith.

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PDF: Astrobiology Booklet

In 2009, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences sponsored a study week on astrobiology, inviting a number of the most prominent scientists of the field. This booklet contains introductory remarks and abstracts of their presentations.

Free  [Click to Download PDF]