Anthony Rizzi, Ph.D.

Anthony Rizzi is founder and director of the Institute for Advanced Physics. He is known worldwide for having solved the 80-year old problem of defining angular momentum in Einstein’s conception of general relativity. With physics degrees from MIT and Princeton, he has been senior scientist for the California Institute of Technology at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and adjunct professor at LSU.  Dr. Rizzi is also a serious student of philosophy and theology, and was invited by Dr. Ralph McInerny to speak at the University of Notre Dame’s Thomistic Institute on “The Primary End of Marriage.”  Dr. Rizzi asks fundamental questions about his discipline. In doing so, he by no means questions the enormous achievements of modern science. But he does enable the student to see that science alone cannot provide us with the complete story of the things that are.  He is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the NASA award, and is the author of the book The Science Before Science: A Guide to Thinking in the 21st Century.