Susan is an author with a long-time interest in religion and science. She currently edits Covalence, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology’s online magazine. She has written articles in The Lutheran and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science newsletter. Susan is a board member for the Center for Advanced Study of Religion and Science, the supporting organization for the Zygon Center and the Zygon Journal. She also co-wrote Our Bodies Are Selves with Dr. Philip Hefner and Dr. Ann Pederson.

Grace Wolf-Chase, a senior scientist and senior education and communication specialist with the Planetary Science Institute, will discuss “Cosmic Creation through the Ages,” on March 6 at 6:30 p.m.

The lecture is part of the Epic of Creation course at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). The seminar provides a framework for students to participate in an informed discussion in the theology-science arena and includes occasions for wider discussion beyond the course participants themselves.

Wolf-Chase is vice president of the Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science (CASIRAS), which is hosting this lecture along with LSTC. She worked at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago from 1998-2020 prior to joining PSI. Her career combines academic research in astrophysics with public outreach and engaging diverse audiences in experiences with real science. She has published numerous scientific papers in her field of expertise; written articles and book chapters on science and religion (e.g., in Interactive World, Interactive God 2017 and Intersections of Religion and Astronomy 2021); and has worked with multiple organizations devoted to positive and creative interactions between science and religion, such as the Zygon Center for Religion and Science (ZCRS), Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER). 

Those interested in attending the lecture, may email for more information.

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