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Catholic Scientists
  A Collection of Lay Catholic Scientists
              - Part 1 -
                                   ...
George
 Agricola
1494 - 1555
Father of minerology
Studied medicine, physics,
chemistry but practiced
medicine
Wrote on ext...
Gabriello Fallopio
1523 - 1562
Anatomist and physician
Studied the anatomy of the
head, ears and sinuses
Described the tub...
Hieronymus Fabricius

  1537 - 1619
  Anatomist and surgeon
  Father of embryology
  Investigated development
  of chicken...
Louis Pasteur
1822 - 1895
Founder of physio-chemistry and
father of bacteriology
Created first vaccine for rabbies
and red...
Jean Baptiste Dumas

  1800 - 1884
  Pharmacist and Chemist
  Professor at the Sorbonne
  & dean of faculty of
  sciences
...
Augustine-Jean
      Fresnel
1788 - 1827
Physicist
Studied theoretical and
experimental behaviour of light
Inventor of the...
Sir Alexander
   Flemming
1881 - 1955
Discovered Pencillin
Knighted in 1944
Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine in 1945
...
John A. O’Keefe
1916 - 2000
Developed theory of tektites -
natural glass objects found on
Earth
Co-discoverer of YORP effe...
Stephen M. Barr

 Professor of Physics and
 Delaware University
 Elementary Particle
 Theory
 Supersymmetric Grand
 Unifie...
Michael Behe

Professor of Biology at
Lehigh University
Emphasises ‘irreducible
complexity’ over
Darwinian evolution
W rit...
John Davison

 Retired Professor of Zoology
 at the University of V ermont
 Author of “An evolutionary
 manifesto”
 Invest...
Bernard d’Espagnat

French physicist, author and
philosopher of science
Professor Emeritus in
theological physics at Paris...
You - maybe?
      Over 1000 years of
      Catholic Science
      Over 200 ‘noted’ Catholic
      Scientists
      The Ca...
Want to know more?
Visit The Catholic Laboratory
      www.catholiclab.net
      A podcast about the
 Catholic Faith and S...
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Lay Catholic Scientists - Part 1

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A short presentation about the life and works of several lay Catholic Scientists for use by schools, colleges, universities and church groups.

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Lay Catholic Scientists - Part 1

  1. 1. Catholic Scientists A Collection of Lay Catholic Scientists - Part 1 - © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  2. 2. George Agricola 1494 - 1555 Father of minerology Studied medicine, physics, chemistry but practiced medicine Wrote on extensively on geology, mining and smelting Defended the faith against Protestantism © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  3. 3. Gabriello Fallopio 1523 - 1562 Anatomist and physician Studied the anatomy of the head, ears and sinuses Described the tube leading from ovary to uterus - the Fallopian tube Published papers on ulcers, uses of baths and thermal waters, the composition of drugs, and on wounds of the head © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  4. 4. Hieronymus Fabricius 1537 - 1619 Anatomist and surgeon Father of embryology Investigated development of chicken embryos Produced beautiful illustrations on anatomy Credited with discovery of network of valves in veins © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  5. 5. Louis Pasteur 1822 - 1895 Founder of physio-chemistry and father of bacteriology Created first vaccine for rabbies and reduced mortality from puerperal fever Discivered molecular basis for asymmetry in certain crystals Inventor of bio-therapeutics and process now called Pasteurisation His faith was as genuine as his science © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  6. 6. Jean Baptiste Dumas 1800 - 1884 Pharmacist and Chemist Professor at the Sorbonne & dean of faculty of sciences Became a politician in 1849 and senator in 1851 Dumas defended the faith from materialism © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  7. 7. Augustine-Jean Fresnel 1788 - 1827 Physicist Studied theoretical and experimental behaviour of light Inventor of the Fresnel Lens first used in Lighthouses Name attributed to light related equations, instruments and phenomena © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  8. 8. Sir Alexander Flemming 1881 - 1955 Discovered Pencillin Knighted in 1944 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 Huntarian Professorship by Royal College of Surgeons Est. 200 million lives saved by Pencillin © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  9. 9. John A. O’Keefe 1916 - 2000 Developed theory of tektites - natural glass objects found on Earth Co-discoverer of YORP effect - how sunlight affects the spin of meteors and asteroids Major leader of American lunar science programme Planetary scientist & Geodesist with NASA © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  10. 10. Stephen M. Barr Professor of Physics and Delaware University Elementary Particle Theory Supersymmetric Grand Unified Theories Cosmology Writes on faith and science © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  11. 11. Michael Behe Professor of Biology at Lehigh University Emphasises ‘irreducible complexity’ over Darwinian evolution W ritten ‘Darwin’s Back Box’ and ‘The Edge of Evolution’ © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  12. 12. John Davison Retired Professor of Zoology at the University of V ermont Author of “An evolutionary manifesto” Investigating natural avenue for single-generation species change A recent convert to Catholicism! © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  13. 13. Bernard d’Espagnat French physicist, author and philosopher of science Professor Emeritus in theological physics at Paris-Sud University Developed quantum mechanics and contributed to quantum information science Conducted experiments into ‘Bell’s inequalities’ theorem 2009 T empleton Prize winner © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  14. 14. You - maybe? Over 1000 years of Catholic Science Over 200 ‘noted’ Catholic Scientists The Catholic Church is credited with the birth of science during the 11th Century Proof that it is possible to be a Scientist and be Catholic! © The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net
  15. 15. Want to know more? Visit The Catholic Laboratory www.catholiclab.net A podcast about the Catholic Faith and Science

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