Physicist and Priest

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For more than two decades John Polkinghorne was a renowned physicist. His work helped lead to the discovery of the quark, one of the fundamental building blocks of matter.

Midway through his career in science, John Polkinghorne returned to school, to become an Anglican priest.

The Reverend John Polkinghorne is the past president of Queen's College at Cambridge University. In 1997, he was knighted by the Queen for distinguished service to science, religion, learning, and medical ethics. He is the author of more than 30 books - many of which explore the relationship between science and religion. Mary Hynes talks to Sir John Polkinghorne, this week on Tapestry.

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