Oral Roberts to Host Science Fiction Event

Dr. Lang

Oral Roberts University will host a conference on science and science fiction April 12-13. Titled “When Worlds Collide: Science Faith, and the Imagination,” the conference will explore the relationships between hard science and science fiction, social science and science fiction, and theology and science fiction.

The conference is co-organized by English professor Mark R. Hall and mathematics professor Andrew S.I.D. Lang.

Hall and Lang are building upon their honors course on science and science fiction called “Science and the Imagination.” Course information can be found at www.nchchonors.org.

Contributors will present on all forms of science and science fiction, from theoretical physics, extremophile biology, and the plausibility of time travel to reading original science fiction short stories and poetry.

Plenary speakers include Templeton prize-winning author and theoretical physicist Paul Davies and Campbell award-winning author and biologist Joan Slonczewski.

Oral Roberts University is a world-renowned Christian university located in Tulsa. Founded in 1963, serves students from 49 states and over 50 countries, representing over 40 denominations. Offering 64 undergraduate majors, 14 master’s programs and two doctoral degrees, plus Division I athletics, actively engages students to hear God’s voice, excel in academics and impact their world.
For more information about , visit www.oru.edu.More information and the call for papers can be found on the conference website: sciencefiction.oru.edu.

Updated 02-20-2012

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