Named in honour of eminent scientist Piero Pasolini (1917-1981), the Sophia Chair on the relationship between Scientific Epistemology and Trinitarian Ontology is held by Prof. Paul O’Hara. Prior to joining Sophia, Prof. O’Hara led the Mathematics Department at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where he taught Statistics, Mathematics, Algebra and Geometry, and where he produced numerous publications in the field of Theoretical Physics.
The Chair is dedicated to the advanced study of the relationship between the ontological perspective of reality and scientific rationality, in close cooperation with the Chairs of Epistemology and Cosmology.
The Chair organises lectures, seminars and meetings that are open to the participation of professors from other universities. It also promotes the publication of scientific contributions. Those initiatives are meant to allow friends of Sophia who cannot directly take part in the Institute’s daily activities to join the conversation on relevant and fascinating subjects and to explore the foundations and perspectives of a culture of unity.