The Studium Catholicum takes part in the Night of Science event (Tieteiden yö in Finnish, or Vetenskapens natt in Swedish) on January 10, 2019. From 5 p.m. through 9 p.m. the subject at the Studium is the Heavens.
Three presentations will throw light on thoughts on Cosmology from St Thomas Aquinas to Stephen Hawking. Two talks are in Finnish and one in English. Welcome!
Programme page in Finnish
Tieteiden yö event website
Programme at the Studium on January 10
- 18.00–18.30 dosentti Osmo Pekonen (Helsingin ja Jyväskylän yliopisto): Stephen Hawking in memoriam – pohdiskelua suuren fyysikon elämäntyöstä
- 19.00–19.30 Anita Geritz (Helsingin yliopisto): A Meteorite in the Age of Discovery: The Meteorite of Ensisheim (1492)
- 20.00–20.30 veli Gabriel Salmela (Studium Catholicum): Maailmankaikkeuden alku keskiaikaisessa ajattelussa
A Meteorite in the Age of Discovery:
The Meteorite of Ensisheim (1492)
”In 1492 a meteorite fell near the city of Ensisheim. The stone was seen as a miraculous sign and placed in the local church - today it is celebrated as the oldest extant meteorite observed falling in Europe and is displayed at the Musée de la Régence in Ensisheim,” Anita Geritz says about the subject of her talk, which will be given in English.
“The meteorite of Ensisheim has been of interest to scientists and historians of religion and science alike. This presentation will look at the changing significance of this meteorite from the 15th century to the present day.”