Our Mission

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is a body of professors, researchers and students who promote philosophical and interdisciplinary reflection on recent advances in science.
Knowledge is mainly organized according to disciplines (faculties, curricula, academic journals, and conferences). The challenge is how to integrate the specialized knowledge in a coherent framework, like pieces of a puzzle in a complete picture.
IIS focusses on the foundations of each discipline, and the contribution of each field for the over-all picture. It aims especially helping young scientists and STEM students understand that science does not preclude God and humanity cannot be reduced to science, and the other way around: helping committed Christian students understand that God loves science and uses it to shape the world.


The IIS was started by the Swiss quantum physicist Antoine Suarez in 1989. Major contributions have been made by Massimiliano Berti, Vuko Brigljevic, Luis Cardona Soriano, Lorenzo De Vittori, Luca Di Rienzo, Alfred Driessen, Dermot Grenham, Joachim Huarte, Mark Fox, Andrea Manazza, Alberto Ribera, Juleon Schins and Lukas Wick.

executive committee

Luis Cardona Soriano (Associated Researcher, University of Navarra)
Alfred Driessen (Emeritus University of Twente, Amsterdam)
Ignasi Fainé (Fondation du Léman, Geneva)
Alex Jordan (Netherhall House, London)
Jean-David Ponci (Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Geneva)
Antoine Suarez (Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Zurich), chair

scientific committee

Peter Adams (Thomas More Institute, London)
Massimiliano Berti (SISSA, Trieste)
Paul Shrimpton (Magdalen College School, Oxford)
Vuko Brigljevic (Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb; CERN, Geneva)
Alfred Driessen (Emeritus University of Twente, Amsterdam)
Mark Fox (University of Sheffield, Manchester)
Ilyas Khan (Cambridge Quantum Computing, Cambridge UK)
Genaro Luise (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome)
Antoine Suarez (Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Zurich)