Sir John Polkinghorne, British Mathematical Physicist

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  • Knighted by the Queen!

    Britain born in 1930, he had his first PhD(Physics) at age 25. While at Cambridge University he joined the Christian Union and in 1968 he was offered a professorship in mathematical physics and had a role in the discovery of nuclear quark(Britannica). He served a Doctrine Commission of the Church of England in 1989-95. In 1997, Polkinghorne was knighted by the Queen of England as the leading voice on the relationship between science and religion.
  • Author

    34 Books written. Twenty-six of those are dedicated to the combination of science and religion together. Some of the titles include but are not limited to:
    -Searching for Truth
    -Belief in God in an age of Science
    -Beyond Science: The Wider Human Context
    -God of Hope and the End of the World
    -The Archbishops School of Christianity and Science.
    -Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship
  • Templeton Prize

    In 2002, while at University of Durham he was awarded the Templeton Prize for his contributions to research at the interface between science and religion.