John Polkinghorne

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John Polkinghorne

John Polkinghorne (October 16, 1930 - ) is a British scientist and theologian.

After a career in theoretical physics, as professor of mathematical physics in Cambridge University, in his late 40s Polkinghorne began studying for the Anglican ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge, and was ordained in the Church of England. He received a knighthood in 1997, and in 2002 was awarded the Templeton Prize for his contributions to research at the interface between science and religion. He is a founding member of the Society of Ordained Scientists and also of the International Society for Science and Religion, of which he was the first President. He has an official website including a Q&A page, where people from all over the world send him questions on science and religion.

Polkinghorne studied under the quantum physicist Paul Dirac.

Publications

Polkinghorne has written a number of books concerning science and religion, including:

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