August 25 – September 14, 2017

Emanuele Ciancio

University of Turin

Emanuele Ciancio earned his Ph.D. at the Politecnico di Torino in theoretical condensed matter physics and spent his postdoctoral period as a researcher in quantum information science at the Institute for Scientific Interchange in Turin. After several years experience in industrial applied research working in the field of plasma technologies, he earned a master’s degree in theology from the Northern Italy Theology Faculty, Turin, and began to work on the relationship between contemporary physics and Christian theology. He enjoys a constant teaching activity both at the university level (University of Turin) and at the high school level. His major research interest is the quest for a renewed understanding of theological concepts in terms of categories of scientific thinking, in particular those issued by quantum mechanics (Quantum Theology). He recently published a monograph (in Italian) dealing with such a topic: The Last Heresy: Science and Religion in Contemporary Debate.