John Jackson: What does science have to say about the Shroud of Turin?

This is a presentation, just last week, by John Jackson to the Atheist Community of Colorado Springs (more details below). It’s handheld shaky and the audio leaves a lot to be desired; headphone will help. Enjoy.

 

Description at YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DPwwHzN360

Science on Tap – What does science have to say about the Shroud of Turin?

The Colorado Springs Science Center Project Presents:

Dr. John Jackson, Ph.D. President of the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado
January 13, 2014 6:30pm to 8:00pm

CS Science on Tap is an outreach program of the Colorado Springs Science Center Project

The views and opinions expressed by speakers do not necessarily state or reflect those of Science on Tap or the Science Center Project, it just provides a forum for discussion.

Dr. John Jackson was the leader of the 1978 scientific team that studied the Shroud. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1972 from the Naval Postgraduate School with a dissertation on theoretical Cosmology. He was Chief of the Advanced Weapon Concept group at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory (1972-1976), Associate Professor of Physics at the United States Air Force Academy (1976-1980), Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (1980-1983), Sr. Scientist at Kaman Sciences (1983-1992), Adjunct scientist at the Institute for Defense Analyses (1992-2010), Presently retired and President of the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado (1990-2013).

The Shroud of Turin was studied in 1978 by a group of scientists who professionally worked at major laboratories in the United States. Data collection from the Shroud included scientific photography, reflectance spectroscopy, X-Ray fluorescence, sample removal for chemical analysis, microscopy, etc. This group subsequently met at six month intervals for three years to review results and published these results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. An overview of what was obtained will be discussed, including comments on the subsequent radiocarbon measurement of the Shroud in 1988.

Hat tip to Joe Marino.

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