Is the future of religion scientific? Is the future of science religious? UC Berkeley and the Magnes co-host a panel discussion on faith and reason in the 21st Century, inspired by The Atheon, a public artwork by Jonathon Keats- The Judah L. Magnes Museum
Robert A. Burton, M.D., graduated from Yale University and the University of California at San Francisco medical school, where he also completed his neurology residency. At age thirty-three, he was appointed chief of the Division of Neurology at Mt. Zion-UCSF Hospital, where he subsequently became Associate Chief of the Department of Neurosciences. His non-neurology writing career includes three critically acclaimed novels and a neuroscience and culture column at Salon.com-- Mind Reader. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
John Campbell is Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley and author of Past, Space and Self (1994) and Reference and Consciousness (2002).
Alla Efimova is the Chief Curator at the Judah L. Magnes Museum.
Jonathon Keats is a conceptual artist, novelist, and critic. He is creator of Atheon. For his most recent exhibition, at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco, he customized the metric system. He has also attempted to genetically engineer God in a petri dish, in collaboration with scientists at the University of California, and petitioned Berkeley to pass a fundamental law of logic â€“ A=A â€“ a work commissioned by the city's annual Arts Festival.
He has been awarded Yaddo and MacDowell fellowships, and his projects have been documented by The San Francisco Chronicle, KQED-TV, and the BBC World Service.
Dr. Ilan Roth
Dr. Iian Roth is Senior Physicist, Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley. Dr. Ilan Roth has extensive experience in the application of analytical and numerical methods to problems in space physics: aurora, cusp, ring current, planets, solar and astrophysical environments. He is Co-Investigator on the Cluster satellites and is involved in the FAST, WIND and POLAR satellite projects. He is the co-author of the theory of the He-3 and heavy ions acceleration in solar flares as well as numerous magnetospheric acceleration processes from thermal auroral ions to relativistic electrons. He was also involved in an analysis of the recently discovered spikes on auroral field lines.