Robert Sarracino has a doctorate in physics from the University of Victoria, BC, in the field of General Relativity. He is currently retired, living in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He and his wife, Lesley, lived in South Africa for many years, where he worked for a commercial explosives company and at the universities of the Witwatersrand and Cape Town, conducting research on detonation and rock fracture. He spent five years in Los Alamos, running a small mathematics consulting company. From 2010 to 2013 he taught in the Department of Mathematics and Natural Science at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS).
From 2013 until his retirement in 2016 he was Principal Investigator in Numerical Modelling at the Centre for Arctic Resource Development (CARD), in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he conducted research on the numerical modelling of sea ice and ice-structure interaction. He has had a life-long interest in the harmony of science and religion and has given many informal talks, summer school presentations and more formal presentations, in academic settings, on this topic. He has been a faculty member for the Wilmette Institute course on Science and Religion for several years.