Why Matter Matters to God




19:00 - 20:30


 - Russell Cowburn


Rayson Huang Theatre,

HKU, Pok Fu Lam


 - FaSCoRe, HKU

 - Faraday Institute

Is Christianity only about spiritual things, or does God care about base matter? By extension, should Christians care only about spiritual things, or should they care about physical stuff too? In this lecture, Russell Cowburn FRS, Christian and Professor of Experimental Physics, with a love of nanomaterials, explores the interrelationships between interest in the spiritual and material world.

About the speaker

Russell Cowburn is a Professor of Experimental Physics, and Director of Research for the Department of Physics at Cambridge University. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2010. He has had over 60 patents granted in connection with his research, is the founder of two start-up companies and the inventor of the anti-counterfeiting technology Laser Surface Authentication.
          His current research projects cover work on nanoscale magnetism and spintronics. Applications of this basic research include low-energy computer chips, ultrahigh-density 3-dimensional data storage, and healthcare devices. He is interested in bringing ideas from applied physics through technology to commercialisation.

Related events

Prof Cowburn spoke at the Faraday Conference on 5th-6th May.

Prof Conway Morris, also from the Faraday Institute gave a public lecture, Evolution - Random or determined? on 4th May. 

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