Gerald Schroeder and Jean Delvoye

Not to be confused with Gerhard Schröder.

Gerald Lawrence Schroeder is an Orthodox Jewish physicist, author, lecturer and teacher at College of Jewish Studies Aish HaTorah's Discovery Seminar, Essentials and Fellowships programs and Executive Learning Center, who focuses on what he perceives to be an inherent relationship between science and spirituality.

Contents 1 Education 2 Aliyah to Israel 3 Religious views and scientific theories 4 Personal 5 Prizes 6 Works 7 See also 8 References 9 External links 9.1 Articles by Gerald L. Schroeder


Schroeder received his BSc in 1959, his MSc in 1961, and his PhD in nuclear physics and earth and planetary sciences in 1965, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He worked five years on the staff of the MIT physics department. He was a member of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Aliyah to Israel

After emigrating to Israel in 1971, Schroeder was employed as a researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Volcani Research Institute, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He currently teaches at Aish HaTorah College of Jewish Studies. Religious views and scientific theories

His works frequently cite Talmudic, Midrashic and medieval commentaries on Biblical creation accounts, such as commentaries written by the Jewish philosopher Nachmanides. Among other things, Schroeder attempts to reconcile a six day creation as described in Genesis with the scientific evidence that the world is billions of years old using the idea that the perceived flow of time for a given event in an expanding universe varies with the observer’s perspective of that event. He attempts to reconcile the two perspectives numerically, calculating the effect of the stretching of space-time, based on Einstein's general relativity.

Namely, that from the perspective of the point of origin of the Big Bang, according to Einstein's equations of the 'stretching factor', time dilates by a factor of roughly 1,000,000,000,000, meaning one trillion days on earth would appear to pass as one day from that point, due to the stretching of space. When applied to the estimated age of the universe at 13.8 billion years, from the perspective of the point of origin, the universe today would appear to have just begun its sixth day of existence, or if the universe is 15 billion years old from the perspective of earth, it would appear to have just completed its sixth day. Antony Flew, an academic philosopher who promoted atheism for most of his adult life indicated that the arguments of Gerald Schroeder had influenced his decision to become a deist. Personal

Schroeder's wife Barbara Sofer is a popular columnist for the English language Israeli newspaper, Jerusalem Post. The couple have five children. Prizes

In 2012, Schroeder was awarded the Trotter Prize by Texas A&M University's College of Science. Works Genesis and the Big Bang (1990), ISBN 0-553-35413-2 The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom, (1997), ISBN 0-7679-0303-X The Hidden Face of God: Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth, (2002), ISBN 0-7432-0325-9. God According to God: A Physicist Proves We've Been Wrong About God All Along, (2009), ISBN 978-0-06-171015-5. See also Modern day Orthodox Jewish views on evolution

Jean Delvoye and Gerald Schroeder

Jean Delvoye was a Belgian baritone, born in Liège in 1861, died Ougrée on 13 June 1938, who, after working in the French provinces, enjoyed a long career in Paris, centred on the Opéra-Comique, and left some recordings representative of his repertoire. Life and Career

Delvoye studied singing at the Conservatoire de Liège under Georges Bonheur, obtaining a 2nd prize after only five months. In the classe lyrique of the baritone Carmon he won several first prizes. Photograph of Jean Delvoye by Ouvière, dedicated to his teacher Ismaël, c1893

Around 1881 he appeared in several performances of opéras comiques at the Salle de Fontainebleau in his home city. He made his début in Dunkerque during the 1887-1888 season, before moving on to Angers and Nantes for two years, where he sang Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, as well as appearances in Les dragons de Villars, La Béarnaise, Si j'étais roi and Le Roi d'Ys. He spent 1890 to 1893 in Marseille, where he also took lessons from Ismaël as well as appearing in local premieres of Le Rêve et La Basoche. Later he sang in Nice then in Lyon, where he was praised for his superb method, stunning virtuosity, and his Beckmesser was singled out for praise.

His Paris début was at the Théâtre du Château d'Eau on 27 October 1898 as Ourrias in Mireille. At the Salle Favart, created Céleste (the role of Mazurier), le Chemineau (Thomas), Circé (Politès), La Danseuse de Pompéi (Philippe), La Fille de Tabarin (Frère Eloi), Le Follet (Jeannic), Les Fugitifs (Méraudon), L'Heure Espagnole (Inigo), Télémaque (Ménélas), Mârouf (Vizir), La Marseillaise (Moreau), Myrtil (Probulos), La Petite Maison (Dominique), La Reine Fiammette (Lucagnolo), La Revanche d'Iris (Diogène), Sanga (Gauchut), Le Secret de Maître Cornille (Cornille), Solange (le Maire de Saint-Dié), Titania (Mathieu), Les Visitandines (Frontin), Feminissima (le Précepteur) and sang in major revivals and local premieres of Hansel et Gretel (le Père), Macbeth (le Portier) and Tosca (le Sacristain),

He also appeared in le Barbier de Séville (Figaro, Bartholo), La Basoche (Duc de Longueville), Carmen (Escamillo), Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio), Le Déserteur (Montauciel), Don Juan (Mazetto), Don Pasquale (Malatesta), Les Dragons de Villars (Bellamy), Le Farfadet (Marcelin), L'Irato (Scapin), Falstaff (Ford), Fortunio (Maître André), Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame (Boniface), Lakmé (Frédéric), Louise (Chansonnier), Madame Butterfly (Sharpless), Le Maître de Chapelle (Barnabé), Maître Wolfram (Wolfram), Manon (Brétigny, Lescaut), Les Noces de Jeannette (Jean), L'Ouragan (Gervais), Le Roi d'Ys (Karnac), Sapho (Césaire), La Traviata (d'Orbel), and La Bohème (Marcel).

Antoine Delvoye published an article (in French) entitled 'Un grand artiste wallon : le baryton Jean Delvoye (1854-1938) in La Vie Wallonne, Tome 53 (1979), p. 175-219. Recordings

He made a significant number of recordings of individual songs and arias, as well as some duets with other leading singers. They cover various national schools: French or Paris-based composers Adam, Carafa, Flotow, Gounod, Grétry, Grisart, Isouard, Maillart, Massé, Massenet, Messager, Meyerbeer, Planquette, Reyer, Saint-Saëns and Thomas; the Belgian Gevaert; Italians Donizetti, Paër and Rossini; and Germans Mozart and Humperdinck. Two of these were reissued on CD as part of the Becko set of historical Belgian singers.
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