Physics and Faith on a New Scale: A Conversation with Michael Dine, PhD

Physics and Faith on a New Scale: A Conversation with Michael Dine, PhD

Sinai and Synapses has demonstrated how productive a conversation between a rabbi and a physicist can be. When the rabbi and physicist are a married couple, the depth of the conversations that emerge is a fascinating topic.
Michael Dine, PhD is the spouse of Rabbi Melanie Aron, of Scientists in Synagogues Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos, CA.  He is Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California at Santa Cruz.  His book deals with scales of the massive and the minute, and how we humans can intuitively understand scales that are about our size, but struggle with those that are very big or very small. How can we better understand and explain the universal and the quantum scales? And how can awe, curiosity and lessons from Judaism help?


Dr. Dine has also served as Chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Silicon Valley, and is the author of the brand new book This Way to the Universe: A Theoretical Physicist’s Journey to the Edge of Reality.

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Next week, on Tuesday, February 22 at 2PM ET we will be speaking with Professors Gale Sinatra and Barbara Hofer, the co-authors of the book Science Denial: Why It Happens and What to Do About It. Professor Hofer is a Professor of Psychology Emerita at Middlebury College and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Professor Sinatra is the Stephen H. Crocker Chair and Professor of Psychology and Education at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.



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