Robert Sarracino will speak on the topic of “Physics, Cosmology and the World of the Spirit: The Unity of Reality”.
Robert Sarracino obtained a doctorate in physics from the University of Victoria, BC, in the field of General Relativity. After postdoctoral work in astrophysics at Socorro, New Mexico, he and his wife, Lesley, pioneered to South Africa, where he worked in both academia and industry for some 20 years. While in South Africa he helped form the Association for Bahá’í Studies in Southern Africa (ABSSA). He has, additionally, lived and worked in Sulaimani, Iraq (AUIS); Los Alamos, New Mexico (NMC); and St. John’s, Newfoundland (CCORE). He is currently retired, living in St. John’s. 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 a number of years