I thought I would pass along information regarding this event as it might be of interest to readers here. Even if you can’t attend the symposium, it might be worth keeping tracking of the work of Math3ma (pronounced “math-e-ma”).
The following information is from the event organizers:
The Math3ma Symposium is June 9–10 hosted at The Master’s University (TMU)
What’s this event?
The Math3ma Symposium invites Christian graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals in STEM throughout academia, industry, and government for a time of fellowship and encouragement as they pursue fidelity to Christ and Scripture in their vocations. Unlike traditional gatherings for Christians in STEM, this symposium is not primarily a venue for apologetics or the topic of origins, per se. Instead, we’re simply inviting faithful Christians working in a variety of scientific disciplines to join us for a time of dialogue, discussion, and the opportunity to meet like-minded believers in the field.
Tai-Danae Bradley will be hosting the event. Tai-Danae a mathematician who spent two years at Google X, and now works for a start-up company recently spun out of Alphabet, Inc. She is also a visiting faculty member at TMU where she directs The Math3ma Institute, which is a new hub for research and outreach in the sciences at TMU. You can learn more about her here.
We also have a wonderful line-up of speakers:
- Jeffrey Williams, NASA astronaut and retired US Army Colonel
- Tara Sander Lee, molecular and cell biologist at the Charlotte Lozier Institute
- Abner Chou, president of The Master’s University and Seminary (TMUS)
- John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church, teacher at Grace To You ministries, and chancellor of TMUS
Where can I find more info and buy tickets? Details, agenda, and ticket prices are available at www.masters.edu/math3ma. Live stream tickets are also available for the general public and those in our target audience who cannot attend in person.
What’s The Master’s University, anyway?
Not familiar with TMU or The Math3ma Insititute? Here are some links to explore:
- Check out TMU’s new Center for Thinking Biblically, a collection of high-quality videos on various topics — culture, politics, education, media, and more — explored from a biblical perspective. You might especially enjoy the series “Thinking Biblically About Science” and “Thinking Biblically About Mathematics” released earlier this year.
- Earlier this month, we published the second issue of The Journal of The Math3ma Institute, which features expository articles on original research in the sciences targeted at lay audiences. Our motivation? To explain our work with simplicity and clarity so that wide audiences can more easily see God’s handiwork and glory in creation. Our latest articles include work in immunology, paleontology, and mathematics: https://math3ma.institute/journal/ We’re now accepting submissions for the next issue. Interested? Simply send me an email!
- Interested in joining TMU’s science and engineering department? We have a few faculty positions available here.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions. Hope to see you in June!