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Mark Harris

Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion,
University of Oxford

As a physicist working in a theological environment, Mark is interested in the complex ways that the natural sciences and religion relate to each other. Active in physics for many years, he is known (with Steve Bramwell of University College London) as the discoverer of ‘spin ice’, a counter-intuitive model that has revolutionised research in magnetism.

Mark's research interests include naturalism and the study of realism in the physical sciences and theology, and the ways in which the natural sciences have influenced biblical interpretation. He is currently working on a critical study of the theological reception of quantum physics.

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