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Vatican scientific congress on black holes

May 09, 2017

The Vatican Observatory is hosting a four-day scientific congress at Castel Gandolfo devoted to the topic of “black holes, gravitational waves and space-time singularities.”

“The recent detection of gravitational waves has opened up a new way of seeing the universe and has also stimulated new speculations about the true nature of the singularities of Space-Time,” the Vatican Observatory stated in a press release. “Topics that the conference intends to explore are the limits of modern cosmology and the scientific challenges of the near future.”

The conference also honors the legacy of Msgr. Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), the Belgian priest and physicist who helped develop the big bang theory.


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  • Posted by: filioque - May. 10, 2017 12:27 PM ET USA

    Well, this is certainly preferable to conferences about climate change and sustainability featuring pro-abortion population controllers.