William R. Stoeger, SJ was a staff scientist
for the Vatican Observatory Research Group in Tucson, specializing in
theoretical cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, and interdisciplinary studies
relating to science, philosophy and theology. His research involved the physics
of accretion onto black holes, torsion and bi-metric theories of gravity, the
harmonic map structures in gravitational theories. Dr. Stoeger taught at the
University of Arizona, at the University of San Francisco, and at Summer
Schools of the Vatican Observatory. He was an active participant in the Vatican
Observatory/CTNS conferences on "God's Action in the World: Scientific
Perspectives on Divine Action.
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