Professor Paul Ewart was appointed as The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion full time Director on 1st October 2021. He obtained a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics from Queen’s University Belfast and then was an (SERC) Advanced Fellow at the Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College of Science and Technology in London. In 1979 he moved to the Physics Department, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University and as a Tutor and Fellow of Worcester College. He has been a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellow, a Visiting Fellow at the Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics and Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, USA, a CNRS visiting Fellow at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris and a William Evans Visiting Fellow at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research work has centred on using lasers to study atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics and nonlinear spectroscopy. Current research includes interdisciplinary applications of laser spectroscopy to combustion and environmental physics. He is now Professor of Physics and Head of the department of Atomic and Laser Physics at Oxford University.
Details of research and scientific publications are available online.
Publications in Science and Religion
- “The necessity of chance: randomness, purpose and the sovereignty of God.” To be published in Science & Christian Belief, autumn 2009.
- Confusing metaphysics with science a mistake – a reply to Colin Blakemore (pdf document, 354KB) by Paul Ewart, from The Otago Daily Times, 29 May 2009.
- “Creator’s work an invitation to seek evidence of his existence (pdf document, 1.7MB) by Paul Ewart, from The Otago Daily Times, 24 July 2009
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