Princeton plasma physicist to deliver faith & science lecture at Baylor University

March 23, 2016

WACO, Texas - A Comprehensible Universe: The Blessing from God that Makes Science Possible, will be the topic of a faith and science lecture by noted Princeton University plasma physicist Dr. Robert Kaita on Wednesday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium (Draper 130) on the Baylor campus.

In his talk, Dr. Kaita will explain how a belief that our universe is comprehensible has served modern science well from its beginnings to the present day, making possible inventions that would have been considered miraculous just a short time ago. Yet many who benefit from science fail to realize that its success depends on a universe that can be understood, and on the existence of immutable laws of nature the origins of which science cannot establish.

Dr. Kaita is a physicist in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University. There he heads Boundary Physics Operations for the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade, which is the largest device of its kind used for fusion energy research. He is a fellow of the American Physics Society and in 2010 received the Kaul Prize for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research and Technology Development.

He is a fellow and past president of the American Scientific Affiliation, the nation's largest organization of Christians in science and engineering. He has also been a member of the Faculty Ministry Advisory Council of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and serves as faculty advisor for the Princeton Graduate Christian Fellowship.

Bennett Auditorium is located in the south wing of Draper Hall, 1420 S. 7th Street. (Map of the Baylor campus)

Dr. Kaita's lecture is co-sponsored by the Baylor Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the Graduate School and the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research.