Robert Sarracino has a doctorate in physics from the University of Victoria, BC, in the field of General Relativity. He is currently a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Natural Science at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS).
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, before accepting a teaching position at AUIS.
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 was a faculty member for the two previous Wilmette Institute courses on Science and Religion, and is very much looking forward to this course, and to the interaction with the course participants.