John Polkinghorne - Born: October 16, 1930

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  • Birth of John Charlton Polkinghorne

    Birth of John Charlton Polkinghorne
    John Polkinghorne was born on October 16, 1930, at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England. John Polkinghorne was raised by a devoted religious family that is acquainted with the Church of England. As a young boy, John Polkinghorne has a strong mathematical talent. In present day, John Charlton Polkinghorne is still alive and healthy at 89 years old.
  • John Polkinghorne's mathmatical gift

    John Polkinghorne's mathmatical gift
    Since John Polkinghorne has been gifted to be a mathematical genius. He earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1952. Then he decided to continue with his education by getting his master's degree in 1955. Then even after getting his master's degree, he continued to expand his knowledge even more by achieving a doctorate in quantum field theory from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1956.
  • Mathematical physics instructor at University of Edinburgh

    Mathematical physics instructor at University of Edinburgh
    After completing all of his schoolings, John Polkinghorne was appointed to be the mathematical physics lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in 1956. After two years of teaching at Edinburgh, he acquired the same position at Cambridge. In 1968, John Polkinghorne was then promoted to professor of mathematical physics.
  • Creation of mathematical models

    In 1974, John Polkinghorne has made another accomplishment by receiving his doctorate in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics from Trinity College. After receiving his doctorate, John Polkinghorne created mathematical models to would calculate the paths of quantum particles. After several years, he ended his research and then resigned. He then started to study theological studies at Westcott House in Cambridge.
  • John Polkinghorne became a chaplain of Trinity Hall

    John Polkinghorne became a chaplain of Trinity Hall
    In 1982, John Polkinghorne became ordained and then worked at a church in South Bristol. 4 years later, John became the chaplain of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Then in 1989, he became the president of Queen's College, Cambridge which where he retired from in 1996.
  • "The Way the World Is" - published by John Polkinghorne

    "The Way the World Is" - published by John Polkinghorne
    From 1983 to the present day, John Polkinghorne has published several books that explain how science and religion are connected with each other. It also shows that a thinking man can be a Christian. John Polkinghorne paved the way for a more understanding of how the reconciliation of science and religion.
  • John Polkinghorne being apart of several societies and commissions

    John Polkinghorne has established several societies and commissions. He first established the Society of Ordained Scientists. Which lead to the preaching order of the Anglican Communion. John also became the founding president of the International Society for Science and Religion. Then again, John were members of the Science Research Council, Doctrine Commission of the Church of England, and lastly the Human Genetics Advisory Commission.
  • Queen Elizabeth II knighting John Polkinghorne

    Queen Elizabeth II knighting John Polkinghorne
    In 1997, Queen Elizabeth II has decided to knight John Polkinghorne for his renowned service to science, religion, learning, and medical ethics. Then again, he was rewarded with the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries About Spiritual Realities in 2002.
  • Extra Information about John Polkinghorne

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-RBaGLtjEc - John Polkinghorne: Did God create nothing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35Tp8UqdaEU - John Polkinghorn: Why is the Quantum so mysterious?
  • Sources

    Cunningham, John M. “Templeton Prize.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 6 Sept. 2019, www.britannica.com/topic/Templeton-Prize. Turner, Darrell J. “John Polkinghorne.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 12 Oct. 2019, www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne.