BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE STOQ PROJECT
Monsignor Melchor Sánchez de Toca y Alameda
Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture and Chief Coordinator of the STOQ Project. Born in Jaca (Spain), September 15, 1966. Priest for the Archdiocese of Toledo (Spain). Degreed in Philosophy from the Compultense University in Madrid, received his doctoral degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Author of various articles and coauthor, together with Mariano Artigas, of the History of the Galileo Commission.
Rev. Tomasz Trafny
Official of the Pontifical Council for Culture (Vatican City State), Executive Director of STOQ Project (Science, Theology and Ontological Quest)
Born in Darłowo (Poland) in 1970. He completed his studies in philosophy and theology at the Catholic University of Lublin. Ordained priest (in 1996) for the Archdiocese of Lublin, he served as a parish assistant in Kazimierz Dolny (Archdiocese of Lublin) and than as a chaplain at the Hospice for terminally ill patients and as a chaplain at the Medical University of Lublin. He continued his post-graduated studies in philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin and afterwards at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.
From 2006 he serves as the Official at the Pontifical Council for Culture and Executive Director of STOQ Project (http://www.stoqproject.it). He deals with matters related to the wide-ranging dialogue between science and religion, but his interests include also environmental and climate change issues. Director of the STOQ Project Research Series and Chairman of STOQ International (http://stoqinternational.org).
- Dr. Valeria Ascheri Ph.D.
(Genoa, Italy – 1976) After her High School Certificate in Classical Studies (1995), in July 1999 she took her degree in Philosophy (Logic and Epistemology Specialization) at University of Genoa, with top marks and summa con laude. Then, she entered the doctorate school in Philosophy of Science at University of Genoa. She got her Ph.D. in May 2004, under the direction of Prof. Michele Marsonet with a dissertation entitled "Progetti d'interdisciplinarità nel pensiero del '900: Maritain, Polanyi, Ladrière".
Since 2000, she has been living in Rome and she has been studying and working with Fr. Prof. Giuseppe Tanzella–Nitti (School of Theology, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross) on the Science and Religion Dialogue and the DISF Web Portal (Interdisciplinary Documentation on Science and Religion – www.disf.org), Project and activities.
Since 2006, she has been Researcher of Philosophy of Science at the School of Philosophy of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome) and Secretary of STOQ III Project (Science, Theology and the Ontological Quest - http://stoq.pusc.it).
Current Position: Associate Professor of “Gnoseology” and “Science and Religion” at the Institute for Advanced Religious Studies at Apollinare (ISSRA - www.pusc.it/issra) of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross – Rome. Since November 2009 she is STOQ Project Board Committee Assistant at the Pontifical Council for Culture (Vatican City).
Main interests: author of several papers and reviews published on specialized journals, her interests concern: Philosophy of Science and of Nature, Gnoseology, Ethical and Social Implications of Scientific Discoveries and Visions, Theological and Philosophical Foundations of the Science and Religion Dialogue, Communication perspectives of the Science and Religion Dialogue on Mass Media.
- Dr. Luigi Sammarco
Date And Place of Birth: 09/10/1973 Velletri (Roma). Degree in Literature with Historical corse of studies Università “La Sapienza” Rome. Master's degree on “History and multimedia Historiography” Università “Roma Tre”. A.a. 2006/2007 - 2007/2008 - 2008/2009 - 2009/2010 Universit Europea di Roma. Teaching Assistant (Rector Decree n. 02/07 and follows) at the Faculty of History. Fundamental of Geography, Historic Geography, Exploration Hystory, Geography and Geopolitic during the Cold War period. From 2005: Italian, History and Geography Substitute Teacher on High and Upper School.
From May 1st 2009, Pontifical Council of Culture, nominated by His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, assistant director for STOQ Project (Science Theology and Ontological Quest).
F. Abbona (Turin), E. Agazzi (Genoa), M. Amerise (Paris), D. Antiseri (Rome), J. Arana (Seville), W. Arber (Sizzera), G. Auletta (Rome), P. Barrajón (Rome), J. Barrow (Cambridge), G. Basti (Rome), V. Balzani (Bologna), A. Berardi (Buenos Aires), G. Berbenni (Rome), M. Bersanelli (Milan), E. Berti (Padua), M. Bitbol (Paris), E. Bois (Nice), G. Brenci (Rome), T. Bucher (Rome), M. Buratti, N. Cabibbo (Pontifical Academy of Sciences), W. Carroll (Oxford), J. Casanovas (Vatican Observatory), P. Clayton, N.P. Cocchiarella, B. Continenza (Rome), G. Cottier (Rome), G. Coyne (Vatican Observatory), S. D’Agostino (Rome), P. Dalleur, A. Dambricourt (Paris), M. Dell’Unto (Cassino), G. Del Re (Naples), A. Dinis (Braga, Portugal), A. DiMeo (Rome), F. Facchini (Bologna), V. Fano (Urbino), G. Federspil (Padua), C. Ferrandi (Rome), M. Ferrero (Jerusalem), M. Finocchiaro (Nevada), L. Florio, W. Freeman (Berkeley), G. Gallavotti (Rome), L. Galleni (Pisa), S. Galvan (Milan), M. Gargantini (Milan), E. Gentili (Novara), M. Ghins (Louvain), P. Giustini, F. Guerra (Rome), J. L. Gutiérrez (Rome), P. Haffner (Rome), M. Heller (Krakow), P.E. Hodgson (Oxford), G. Hülsenbeck (Rome), S.L. Jaki (New Jersey), P. Kapusta (Rome), J. Kureethadam (Rome), D. Lambert (Namur), A. Laureala (Oulu, Finland), M. Leclerc (Rome) G. Lorizio (Rome), R. Lucas (Rome), S. Maffeo (Castel Gondolfo), M. Malatesta (Naples), T. Magnin (Saint-Etienne), R. Martinez (Rome), V. Mele (Rome), G. Miranda (Rome), J. Moreno (La Tour-de-Peilz), I. Murillo (Salamanca), A. Papa, D. Parisi (CNR), G. Parisi (Rome), R. Pascual (Rome), T.D. Pérez (Saragossa), A. Porcarelli (Bologna), V. Possenti (Venice), L. Prieto fg(Rome), S. Procacci, G. Prosperi (Milano), P. Ramellini (Vercelli), F. Reati, L. Romano (Naples), S. Rondinara (Rome), A. Rossi (Lecce), R. Russell (Berkeley), C. M. Sanchez (Barcelona), M. Sánchez (Barcelona), M. Sánchez de Toca (Rome), M. Sánchez Sorondo (Rome), J.J. Sanguineti (Rome), F. Scalfati, P. Schuster, G. Sermonti, A. Serra (Rome), W. Shea (Padua), G. Sica (Rome), C. Sigismondi (Rome), P. Sinlarat (Bangkok), L. Smith (Bloomington), M. Soldini (Rome), M. Stanzione (Cassino), J. Staune (Paris), G. Tanzella-Nitti (Rome), G. Tarozzi (Urbino), G. Traversa (Rome), P. Theiller (Lourdes), P. Viotto (Milan), R. Zhu (Shanghai), J. Zycinski (Lublin).