Dr. Brian Aull is a staff scientist at MIT, working to develop advanced solid-state image sensors for military, science, and astronomy applications. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from MIT, all in the field of electrical engineering. A Bahá’í since 1981, he is interested in a number of topics: the dialog between science and religion, the relationship between the individual’s spiritual development and the struggle for a just society, and the relationships among the world’s religions and religious communities. In his community of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Aull served on the Cambridge Peace Commission and the board of the Coalition for a Strong United Nations. In recent years, he has been active in teaching spiritual education classes for children in urban neighborhoods. He represents the Bahá’í Faith on the MIT Board of Chaplains and has been pursuing interfaith work in that context. His publications include “The Faith of Science and the Method of Religion” (JBS 88) and “The Process of Social Change” (WOM Sp/Su89). He also made contributions to Nat Rutstein’s book Healing Racism in America. His most recent project is a book on American democracy, which is described on his web site http://www.AwakenDemocracy.com.
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