Erica W. Carlson, PhD, is a 150th Anniversary Professor and professor of physics at Purdue University. Erica holds a BS in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1994), as well as a PhD in physics from UCLA (2000). A theoretical physicist, Erica researches electronic phase transitions in novel materials. In 2015, she was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society “for theoretical insights into the critical role of electron nematicity, disorder, and noise in novel phases of strongly correlated electron systems and predicting unique characteristics.” Erica has been on the faculty at Purdue University since 2003, where she also serves as the faculty advisor for Cru and Ratio Christi. She has given talks on the intersection of science and Christianity at universities and churches around the world.
Talk Title: “The Love of the Creator”
Description: The vastness of the cosmos, the symmetry of a snowflake, the diversity of the biosphere, the logic of physics. Nature captures our imagination like nothing else. This talk will focus on how the world all around us quietly and persistently points us to the greatest truth of all—the existence of a Creator and his incredible love for us.