Building on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large, the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) facilitates communication between scientific and religious communities. 

 

 

 
 

Physics & the Cosmos Events

Lectures

  • Exoplanets and Life Beyond Earth 
    19 June 2013
  • Losing the Night Sky
    10 May 2012
  • George V. Coyne, Director of the Vatican Observatory
    The Dance of the Fertile Universe: Chance and Destiny Embrace
    27 March 2006
  • Searching for a Second Genesis of Life in Our Solar System
    22 September 2005
  • Naturalness versus the Superstring Landscape, or, Why Does The Universe Appear Finely Tuned?
    28 April 2005
  • Is the Universe Lively or Lonely? The Quest for Worlds and Life beyond Our Solar System
    15 April 2004
  • Evidence and Cosmology: What we have learned from NASA’s cosmic radiation probe
    19 February 2004
  • Galileo and the Church: The myth and the reality
    13 November 2003
  • Life Elsewhere? Astrobiology, Science and Society
    27 March 2003
  • Before the Beginning…The Return of the Cyclic Universe
    16 January 2003
  • Cosmology and Kabbalah
    29 November 2001
  • Science, Religion, and the Origin of Life
    13 September 2001
  • Physics, Metaphysics and Meaning
    29 March 2001

AAAS Annual Meeting Symposia

  • Science, Religion, and Modern Physics: New Studies
    February 2014, Chicago, IL
  • Astronomical Pioneering: The Implications of Finding Other Worlds
    February 2011, Washington, DC
  • Astrobiology and the Future: Science, Ethics, and Societal Issues on Earth and Beyond
    February 2011, Washington, DC
  • Before the Beginning
    January 1999, Anaheim, CA
  • Implications of the Possibility of Life on Mars
    February 1997, Seattle, WA
  • The Nature of Time
    February 1997, Seattle, WA
  • Seminar – Science, Cosmology and Teleology: Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives
    February 1997, Seattle, WA

Conferences & Forums

  • Cosmic Questions
    14-16 April 1999

Workshops

  • Exploring the Origin, Extent, and Future of Life: Philosophical, Ethical, and Theological Perspectives
    A workshop series organized to consider the philosophical, ethical, and theological implications of the field of astrobiology, its explorations of the definition of life, the evolutionary origin of life, the search for extraterrestrial life, and the possibility of transporting life to or from Earth. Participants included biologists, planetary scientists, astronomers, ethicists and religious scholars. All workshops were held in Washington, DC.
  • Origin of Life
    21-23 February 2000
  • Extent of Life
    14-16 November 2003
  • Future of Life
    12-14 November 2004
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