Grant Johnson | September 28, 2016
A common issue with the world of science is how much can we separate science from religion and spirituality.
Professor Abigail Mechtenberg of the Department of Physics and the Center for Sustainable Energy, believes that the way we look at spirituality and its relationship to science, affects the solutions we obtain from science.
She argues that energy today is based on our social constructs and as a result, we can’t ignore them. Mechtenberg’s own spirituality led her to use her passion for physics to make a positive impact on the world.
On Saturday, September 14, as part of the College of Science’s Saturday Science Exploration Series held each home game day, Mechtenberg presented a talk titled, “God’s Energy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” discussing how she is using physics to develop sustainable energy in Africa.