William E. Carroll is Research Fellow in Theology and Science at the Aquinas Institute of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. He is a European intellectual historian and historian of science whose research and teaching concern: 1) the reception of Aristotelian science in medieval Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, and the development of the doctrine of creation, and 2) the encounter between Galileo and the Inquisition. He has also written extensively on the ways in which medieval discussions of the relationship among the natural sciences, philosophy, and theology can be useful in contemporary questions arising from developments in biology and cosmology. He writes regularly on issues in the philosophy of nature for Public Discourse.
Over the past four years, he has spent twelve weeks in China, speaking at thirteen Chinese universities on Thomas Aquinas, creation, and contemporary science. In April and May 2016, he was the Templeton Fellow at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the Universdad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile.