Mark Harris MA MA PhD
Lecturer ; Science and Religion
New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LXTelephone: +44 (0)131 650 8914
More information about publications by Dr Harris are available on his Edinburgh Research Explorer profile.
More information about research projects by Dr Harris are available on his Edinburgh Research Explorer profile.
Trained in physics and theology, I am fascinated by the ways in which the scientific revolution continues to alter attitudes towards religious belief and perceptions of reality. Active in physics for many years, I am known (with Steve Bramwell of UCL) as the discoverer of 'spin ice', an amazing model system that has revolutionised research into magnetism, and provided evidence for the magnetic monopole, a Holy Grail of physics.
I am not only interested in physical reality though. Having decided to train for ordained ministry in 1999, I discovered theology, a moment of awakening not unlike that provided by my first chemistry set at the age of 10! After a long spell in church ministry, I now combine these interests through teaching Science and Religion at Edinburgh.
See our Science and Religion blog - http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/science-and-religion/
Academia.edu profile - http://edinburgh.academia.edu/MarkHarris
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/SciRelEd