Complementarity of Science and Theology
International Erwin-Schrödinger Institute for Mathematical Physics
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Commission for the History of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Medicine
The Complementarity of Science and Theology is a subgroup of the Commission for the History of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Medicine, founded in 1961 at the prestigious Austrian Academy of Science. With a core group representing fields of physics, mathematics, history of science, chemistry, religious instruction, and education, this society explores topics including cosmic origin; chance and necessity; chaos and order; the Anthropic Principle; the concept and meaning of life; and many other subjects at the intersection of science and faith. The outcome of the work and meetings is then presented in free public forum meetings for scientists; students of science, theology, and philosophy; teachers; and above all interested laypersons. In addition to discussing contemporary works in science and theology, the society is also translates works into English to further disseminate the insights of Austrian thinkers in this field.