It happened on APRIL 18

Albert Einstein died in Princeton, New Jersey. A German theoretical physicist, he was the father of the theory of relativity, which revolutionized the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. A tenacious defender of realism and the intelligibility of nature, he wrote many reflections on the relationship between science and society, on scientific epistemology, and on religion.


350th Anniversary of Nicolas Stensen (1638-1686)
Two Major Works

Nicolas Stensen’ Discourse on The Anatomy of the Brain, by Ivan Colagè

Nicolas Stensen’s Prodromus to a Dissertation concerning Solids Naturally Contained within Solids, by Ivan Colagè

Monuments and Iconography on Niels Stensen

Niels Stensen: A 17th Century Scientist with a Modern View of Brain Organization, by André Parent

The scientific revolution and Nicholas Steno’s twofold conversion, by Gian Battista Vai

Niels Stensen (1638-1686): Scientist, Neuroanatomist, and Saint, by P. Perrini, G. Lanzino, G.F. Parenti

Niels Stensen official website, Catholic Diocese of Copenhagen


Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

The Encyclopedia, published by the Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, provides new, scholarly articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science (ISSN: 2037-2329).

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Anthology and Documents

In order to make some relevant documents better known in the scientific community, the section provides key materials for study and reflection concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy, and theology.

Special Issues

We offer here a selection of Comments and Documents on special issues on Religion and Science, collected for anniversaries and/or for the relevance of the topics.