Dr Jennifer Wiseman
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is an astronomer, author and speaker. She has studied star-forming regions of our galaxy using radio, optical, and infrared telescopes. She previously served as head of a laboratory exploring Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics. She also directs the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received her B.S. in physics from MIT, discovering comet Wiseman-Skiff in 1987, and continued her studies at Harvard, earning a Ph.D. in astronomy in 1995. Dr. Wiseman is a Fellow and former President of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in Science. She has authored several essays addressing the relationship of astronomy and Christian faith, including the chapter on Astronomy and Cosmology in Not Just Science: Questions Where Christian Faith and Natural Science Intersect (ed. Dorothy F. Chappell and David C. Cook), Zondervan 2005, and frequently gives talks to churches, schools, and campus groups on the excitement of scientific discovery and the complementarity of science and faith. She grew up on an Arkansas farm enjoying late night stargazing walks with her parents and pets.