Physicist Robert B. Mann to present at TWU on 50 years of exploring science and faith

Trinity Western University and the Vancouver chapter of The Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA) hosts Robert B. Mann for a discussion, "To Infinity and Beyond: 50 Years of Exploring Science and Faith."

Public Event

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 

Location: DeVries Centre auditorium, TWU Langley campus

Topic: To Infinity and Beyond: 50 Years of Exploring Science and Faith

This event is part of a day-long set of events, "Scientists and the Church." See here for the full day schedule.

Pre-event luncheon – Jan. 28, 12 p.m. 

This pre-event luncheon provides excellent opportunities for student to converse with local scientists, the guest speaker, and fellow attendees, with discussion questions at each table.

Register here ($10 | $5 for students | Ticket sales end Jan. 24 at 11:30 p.m.).
Registration is required for meals only, not for attending the public event.

To Infinity and Beyond: 50 Years of Exploring Science and Faith

Dr. Robert B. Mann's career in physics began with the origination of what is now called the Standard Model.

50 years later, we have reached a point in history where our established theories of physics have been fully confirmed by experiment, with no outstanding contradictions. Yet there are a number of paradoxical features connected with our present-day theory that have no apparent resolution. How did we arrive at this juncture in fundamental physics? What does it mean to push beyond it? And by peering beyond, can we obtain glimpses of a transcendent reality — one perhaps visible with the eyes of faith?

This event is funded by a Supporting Structures grant from Scholarship & Christianity In Oxford and the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA). See further event details on the CSCA website.

About the Speaker

Robert B. Mann has a B.Sc. in physics from McMaster University and an M.Sc. and Ph.D from the University of Toronto, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

Currently a Professor of Physics at the University of Waterloo, he has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Cambridge University, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, MacQuarie University, the Universite de Francois Robillard at Tours, the University of Queensland, Adolfo Ibanez University, and Pontifica Universidad Catholica de Valparaiso.

About Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation

The Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA) is a fellowship of scientists and those interested in science, who want to understand how science should best interact with the life-giving Christian tradition.TWU’s Arnold Sikkema, Professor of Mathematical Sciences is the Executive Director. The CSCA is affiliated with the American Scientific Affiliation based in the US, and similar organizations in the UK and Australia. 

About Trinity Western University

Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is a global Christian liberal arts university. We are dedicated to equipping students to discover meaningful connections between career, life, and the needs of the world. Drawing upon the riches of the Christian tradition, seeking to unite faith and reason through teaching and scholarship, Trinity Western University is a degree-granting research institution offering liberal arts and sciences as well as professional schools in business, nursing, education, human kinetics, graduate studies, and arts, media, and culture. It has four locations in Canada: Langley, Richmond-Lansdowne, Richmond-Minoru, and Ottawa. Learn more at or follow us on Instagram @trinitywestern, Twitter @TrinityWestern, on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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