The 3rd Converge International Forum and Science and Faith 

was held on Saturday 25 May 2019, in the Welcome Hotel, in Darmstadt.

Watch for the video here in the near future!


Prof. Dr.Thomas Schimmel received his doctorate and habilitation in physics from the University of Bayreuth. He was offered professorships at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, the University of Linz and the University of Karlsruhe.

Schimmel researches and teaches as a university professor at the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and leads numerous research projects.

He is the initiator and speaker of the research network "Functional Nanostructures" in Baden-Württemberg. Schimmel is also co-founder of the Institute of Nanotechnology at KIT and editor-in-chief of the international journal "Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology". Among other things, he and his team have developed the world's smallest transistor, the single atom transistor.

He has repeatedly been awarded prizes for his research results, including the renowned Philip Morris Research Prize for his work in the field of nanotechnology.

Information from Previous Faith & Science Forums

The Converge International Forum on Science & Faith -2018

FeaturingProf. Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Bergmann from Bremen

Prof. Dr. Ralf Bergmann, born 1962, is married, has three grown up children and lives in Bremen, Germany. He studied Physics in Heidelberg and Freiburg, obtained his doctorate at the University of Stuttgart in 1991 and worked as a postdoc in Sydney, Australia. He spent a longer period of research in Stuttgart, worked in industry for several years and obtained a professorship at the University of Bremen in 2008. 

As a scientist working in the area of physics and as a Christian, his special interest is in the relation of natural science and Christian faith and its relevance for modern society.

The Converge International Forum on Science & Faith - 2017

Featuring Prof. Dr. Barbara Drossel - Physics Department - TU Darmstadt

Barbara Drossel is professor of Theoretical Physics at Darmstadt University of Technology. She studied Physics at the Technical University of Munich and the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, engaged in doctoral research at the Technical University of Munich. She worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA). In 1996 she moved to Manchester University to carry out postdoctoral studies in Condensed Matter Theory before becoming Research Associate in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at Tel Aviv University (Israel).

Prof. Drossel’s research interests are in the field of complex systems. These include biological systems, such as genetic networks, ecosystems and evolutionary processes, as well as physical systems such as soft materials (gels, polymers), chaos and pattern formation.

Prof. Drossel lectures on science-religion to general audiences. She is a member of the editorial board of the German science-faith journal "Evangelium and Wissenschaft". She is also a member of Christians in Science.

Detailed Biography

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