Welcome to the other homepage of Arnold Benz !

There is already a homepage at ETH Zurich that describes my main professional activities.

I am an astrophysicist and study the Sun and how it formed together with planet Earth from an interstellar gas cloud. But I am not only a scientist. Sometimes I am amazed how the universe developed to today's diversity, or I am frightened how all that has evolved will decay in the future. Aside of my professional work, I have wondered about the Big Questions ofthe origin, meaning and goal of the cosmos.

Can we trust in the future? I find it challenging to talk to theologians, who have asked these questions since time immemorial. In these pages I summarize my thoughts and publications on the relation of science and religion.

New: Mission to Saturn - The Story of a Debate About Science and God, Arnold Benz and Samuel Vollenweider, The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, February 15, 2022, ISBN9780824550554.

New: Astrophysics and religion in: Intersections of Religion and Astronomy, eds. Aaron Ricker, Christopher Corbally, and Darry Dinnel, Routledge, 2021, 176 - 184

New: How do you talk to a physicist about God?  Studies in Science and Theology, 17, 101 - 113 (2020)

Antony Flew’s Question and Its Answer - How to Perceive God? Perspectives on Science
and Christian Faith (PSCF),
71, 1, 16 - 23 (2019)

Christmas story

Lockdown in Jerusalem

Talks by Arnold Benz

Different Perceptions - Different World Views.  Lecture in the course "World Views in the Digital Age", ETH Zurich, October 22, 2021, 16.15 - 18.00