Perspectives on the Universe: Space, Time and Eternity

June 17th-21st 2019

University of Pennsylvania

This week-long graduate student Summer Seminar will be structured around the question of Space, Time and Eternity from the perspectives of physics, philosophy and theology. Readings will include extracts from St. Augustine, Stephen Hawking, Plato, Kip Thorne, St. Thomas Aquinas, Albert Einstein and others. The Seminar will welcome a small cohort of graduate students to Philadelphia for an intensive course led by eminent scholars across disciplines of physics, philosophy, and theology. 

Residential Graduate student scholarships

A limited number of 25 funded places are available to suitably qualified graduate students.   The funding will cover course fees, course materials, accommodation and food.  Students will be responsible for their own travel expenses.  Students who are successful in the application process will pay a small contribution of $50 towards course costs. Preference will be given to graduate students in the sciences, philosophy and theology.  For more information please email

The deadline for consideration in the first selection round will be Friday March 1st 2019.

Participants and speakers from the 2017 Magi Summer Seminar

Participants and speakers from the 2017 Magi Summer Seminar