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David Derrick to present annual Summerhays lecture Oct. 7

“Reflections of Science and Religion: Time and Entropy”

Brigham Young University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will revisit the relationship between the laws of science and the tenets of faith during the annual Summerhays Lecture Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Royden G. Derrick Planetarium, 465 Eyring Science Center.

Presented by businessman and scientific philanthropist David Derrick, “Reflections of Science and Religion: Time and Entropy” explores the relationship entropy has with time and mortality.

Admission is free but advance tickets are required from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, N-283 ESC or (801) 422-4361.

Derrick is an industry leader in personal remote monitoring and is a College Volunteer Leadership Council member in BYU’s College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. He also serves on BYU’s President’s Leadership Council.

An astronomy enthusiast, Derrick has made many contributions to astrophysics research through generous donations. The International Astronomical Union and Smithsonian Institute have named an asteroid after him to honor his efforts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from the University of Utah.

Now in its eighth year, the Summerhays Lecture continues to focus on areas where science and religion intersect and allows scholars of faith to promote their religious views.  The lecture is sponsored by entrepreneur Briant Summerhays and is named for his father, Hyrum, who promoted harmony between science and religion.

For more information, contact J. Ward Moody at jmoody@physics.byu.edu or (801) 422-4347.

Writer: Philip Volmar

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