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Michael Heller

Michael Heller, Polish priest, physicist, philosopher. Recipient Templeton prize, John Templeton Foundation, 2008. Member of Pontifical Academy Sciences (elected 1991).

Background

  • Heller, Michael was born on March 12, 1936 in Tarnów, Poland. Son of Zofia and Kaziemierz Heller.

  • Education

    • Master of Theology, Catholic University Lublin, Poland, 1959. Master of Philosophy, Catholic University Lublin, Poland, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Catholic University Lublin, Poland, 1966.

      Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University of Science & Technology, Crakow, 1996.

    Career

    • Ordained priest, 1959. Member faculty Theological Faculty in Crakow (now Pontifical Academy Theology), 1966—1985. Associate professor Pontifical Academy Theology, Crakow, 1985—1990, full professor, since 1990.

      Co-founding member, director Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1969. Co-founding member Crakow Group of Cosmology. Assistant professor Catholic University Lublin, 1969.

      Visiting professor, George Lemaitre chair Institute Astrophysics & Geophysics, Catholic University Louvain, Belgium, 1977, 82. Researcher Liège Astronomical Observatory, Belgium, 1996. Visiting professor mathematics physics Gregorian University, Rome, 2004, 06.

      Adjunct scholar Vatican Astronomical Observatory, Tucson.

    Works

    • Author: Facing the Universe, 1970, Theoretical Foundations of Cosmology: Introduction to the Global Structure of Space-Time, 1992, The New Physics & a New Theology, 1996, Creative Tension: Essays on Science & Religion, 2003, Some Mathematical Physics for Philosophers, 2005. Co-author: A Comprehensible Universe: The Interplay of Science & Theology, 2008.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member of Pontifical Academy Sciences (elected 1991).

    Connections

    • father: Zofia Heller
    • mother: Kaziemierz Heller
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    Born March 12, 1936
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    • 1959
      Catholic University Lublin
    • 1965
      Catholic University Lublin
    • 1966
      Catholic University Lublin
    • 1996
      University of Science & Technology
    • 1959
      Ordained priest
    • 1966 - 1985
      member, faculty Theological Faculty in Crakow (now Pontifical Academy Theology)
    • 1969
      co-founding member, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
    • 1969
      director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
    • 1985 - 1990
      associate, professor Pontifical Academy Theology
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