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Our event will feature Brown University Professor of Theoretical Physics, Jim Gates, who will help us think about the question of:

Can God Be Known or Near? A Physicist shares his insights

Join us for an evening of lively discussion about the leaps and limits of science, the role of science in faith (and the role of faith in science), and what we might learn from some of history’s great scientists.

WHEN: 6-8:30pm, Tuesday, November 2nd

WHERE: The Brown Faculty Club (1 Bannister Street, Providence, RI)

REGISTRATION OPEN! Contact us for more details and the invitation link.


Roundtables are open in the great city of Chicago at UC and Northwestern, and at the colonial foundations of learning at Penn, Princeton and Rutgers, and amidst the restorative valleys and pastures of Cornell and Duke. Originating in Cambridge at Harvard & MIT, BU and Tufts, and among The Amherst Colleges, The Roundtable caught on at Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Yale, seating thousands of faculty for in-person Roundtable conversations in its +20 years.

More about the Roundtables: 

This event is complimentary for all who attend. The series of roundtable events are sponsored and funded in part by the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries related to the big questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. Additional funding has been provided by generous scholars and foundations invested in the intersection of science and faith.

Templeton is interested in Providence expanding on an experience that began in Amherst and Cambridge, MA. Since 2005, hundreds of Harvard and MIT professors have engaged in Roundtable faculty-seminar dinner-discussions, experiencing the potential to bring added depth to their lives as scholars and educators. Sponsored by Christian chairpersons and dedicated to fostering dialogue that explores the intersection of current academic thought and every shade of religious and nonreligious thought on issues related to science and religion, invitations are not pre-sorted in alignment with any particular perspective. Select community leaders are also invited to ensure a diversity of religious points of view.

The Providence Roundtable is co-chaired by:

The Providence Roundtable Coordinator is Jarrod Lynn (Brown ’05, M’07), Religious Life Affiliate at Brown University. Please contact him directly with your questions and inquiries: Jarrod _ Lynn @ brown.edu

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