Physicist Marcelo Gleiser is awarded $1.4 MILLION
'Atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method'
Brazilian theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser has been given the Templeton Prize for demonstrating that science and religion are not enemies. The award, one of the world's richest annual awards at $1.4 million (£1mn) recognises outstanding contributions to 'affirming life's spiritual dimension'.
The physics and astronomy professor, who specialises in cosmology, is the first Latin American to win the award, the John Templeton Foundation said in a statement.
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Gleiser, 60, does not believe in God, but refuses to write off the possibility of God's existence completely. MORE