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Genesis and Big Bang: Moses and Stephen Hawking

10 Nov 2020
Seminar and ColloquiumCentre for Sino-Christian Studies
Genesis and Big Bang: Moses and Stephen Hawking
10 Nov 2020
RRS 905, Ho Sin Hang Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University


Does the universe have a beginning? Can science prove the existence or non-existence of God? Based on Professor Stephen Hawking’s books: “A Brief History of Time” and “The Grand Design”, the speaker will explain various stages of the big bang and the formation of the earth as perceived by modern scientists. Then he will compare these descriptions with those of the creation process recorded in the Book of Genesis. He will highlight some common issues arising from misunderstandings between religion and science. After the talk, question time will be available for open discussions. Challenging questions are welcome.


About the Speaker:

Prof. Ron Hui obtained his PhD at Imperial College London in 1987. He is currently a Chair Professor of Power Electronics at the University of Hong Kong and Imperial College London. He previously held academic positions in the UK and Australia.  His research focuses on energy saving and reduction of greenhouse gas emission and electronic wastes. His inventions include wireless charging technology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) and Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.


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