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Meaning-Making Methodologies: A Christian Mathematician and an Atheist Geoscientist Share Their Views on What Makes Life Worthwhile

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Baxter Lecture Hall
Paul Asimow, Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geology and Geochemistry, Caltech
Francis Su, Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
Katie Galloway, NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, USC

The Veritas Forum aims to facilitate courageous and honest conversations around deep questions on truth and life among students and faculty.

This year, the Veritas Forum will feature a dialogue between Dr. Paul Asimow, atheist and Professor of Geology and Geochemistry at Caltech, and Dr. Francis Su, Christian and Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Both speakers are highly regarded in their respective fields and also known for their passion for student learning, having received distinguished teaching awards. The dialogue, moderated by USC postdoctoral scholar and Caltech alumna Katie Galloway, will focus on how to live a meaningful life and to live out our worldview in a diverse world.

There will also be an extended audience Q&A session, followed by light refreshments at the end.

About Veritas Forums

The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life's hardest questions. Many of the world's leading universities were founded to answer the big "why" questions. Our mission is to help them confront these questions anew. The first Veritas Forum was planned by students, faculty and chaplains at Harvard University in 1992. Since then, over 200 universities in North America and Europe have hosted over 2,000 Forums.

The Veritas Forum is committed to courageous conversations that place the historic Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs and invite participants from all backgrounds to pursue Truth together.
Veritas presenters are professors from world-class universities, or other experts, who have thought deeply about how their work integrates with their worldview.
Series: Veritas Forum at Caltech
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