“Jesus and the World” – A recent Thoughts on Science and Christian Faith session was held by Dr. Peter Rafai is an astrophysicist at Hungarianum Liggett. The event, held in the Kölcsey Ház conference hall, served as the inaugural stop of the Hungarikum Liget Free University series.
Dr. Peter Ravai, astrophysicist, university assistant professor, expert in gravitational waves and cosmology. He was one of the first galactic practitioners of gravitational wave astronomy. He contributed to the first detection of gravitational waves, and is a member of the international research collaboration that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for this discovery. His research covers modeling the sources of gravitational waves, evaluating data from gravitational wave detectors, and resolving open questions in cosmology.
This time, the Lakitlik-based scientist, who has four children, spoke not only about his research, but also about his faith. He said he converted when he was a teenager. His interest in the natural sciences and religion developed in parallel with each other. In his presentation, he stressed that Christian faith and science are not in conflict. In reality! They reinforce each other. The lecture series will continue in the future with famous scholars, prominent figures, and interesting and useful topics.