Dr. Erica Carlson – Reductionism, Emergence, and Freedom: Are we bound by the laws of physics?

The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture invites you to join us for an PhD & Faculty Colloquium with Dr. Erica Carlson. Dr. Carlson will lecture on “Reductionism, Emergence, and Freedom: Are we bound by the laws of physics?” Dr. Erica W. Carlson is a 150th Anniversary Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University.. Dr. Carlson holds a BS in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1994), as well as a PhD in physics from UCLA (2000). A theoretical physicist, Dr. Carlson researches electronic phase transitions in novel materials. In 2015, she was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society “for theoretical insights into the critical role of electron nematicity, disorder, and noise in novel phases of strongly correlated electron systems and predicting unique characteristics.” A member of the faculty at Purdue University since 2003, Dr. Carlson also serves as faculty advisor for Cru and Ratio Christi. She occasionally does speaking engagements on the intersection of Christianity and science with Reasons to Believe and Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.
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