33rd Annual Nash Memorial Lecture
The New Physics and the Old Metaphysics
Presented by Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D., on Thursday, February 2, 2012
Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, is a planetary scientist and Curator of Meteorites at the Vatican Observatory. A native of Detroit, he studied at MIT (SB 1974, SM 1975) and Arizona (PhD 1978), worked at Harvard and MIT, served in the Peace Corps, and taught university physics before entering the Jesuits in 1989. At the Vatican Observatory since 1993, he studies the physics of meteorites and asteroids, and has written several popular books on astronomy and his life as a Jesuit scientist. He is a past officer of the International Astronomical Union, who named asteroid 4579 Consolmagno in his honor.