Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Vatican Academy of Sciences

In 1936 Pope Pius XI sought to include the best scientific minds of the time in the work of the Holy See and he established the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Members of this group include some of the best scientific minds in the world who provide consultation to the Church. Stephen hawking is one of the current members. Here is a list of members who have won the Nobel Prize and who have offered their expertise to the Church:

Nobel Prize Members

During its various decades of activity, the Academy has had a number of Nobel Prize winners amongst its members, many of whom were appointed Academicians before they received this prestigious international award. These include:
Other eminent Academicians include Padre Agostino Gemelli (1878-1959), founder of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and President of the Academy after its re-foundation until 1959, and Mons. Georges Lemaitre (1894-1966), one of the fathers of contemporary cosmology who held the office of President from 1960 to 1966, and Brazilian neuroscientist Carlos Chagas Filho.
(from Wikipedia)

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