Michal Kazimierz Heller ( Polish: Michał Kazimierz Heller ; born March 12, 1936 , Tarnow , Poland ) is a Polish priest, physicist and cosmologist.
|polish Michał Kazimierz Heller|
|Date of Birth||March 12, 1936 (83 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Tarnow , Poland|
|Place of work|
|Academic rank||professor |
|Awards and prizes|
The author of about 30 books and 400 articles on the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, cosmology, philosophy and history of science, geometric methods in relativistic physics. One of the questions that Heller addressed was: “Does the universe need a reason?”
His father, Kazimierz Heller, was forced to flee with his family from the German occupation of Poland . For a short time they settled in Lviv , but already in 1940 they were sent to the labor camp in the Yakutsk region. After their release from the camp they lived in the city of Aldan . Later, in 1944, as a result of the expulsion of Russian Germans from the Volga region , the Heller family found themselves on the collective farm Urbakh near Saratov . It was there that Michal Heller finished the second and third grade of elementary school. The family was able to return to Poland only in 1946 .
In 1959 he graduated from the seminary. In 1965, he became a master of philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin , defending a dissertation on the philosophical aspects of the theory of relativity. In 1966, he received a Ph.D. for a thesis on relativistic cosmology. He worked at the Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics at the Catholic University in Belgium, at the Institute of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford, at the Department of Astrophysics at the University of Leicester , at the Vatican Observatory and other institutions. Professor of the Pontifical Theological Academy. Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
April 2000 - participant of the Court over the XX Century in Krakow . 
March 2008 - Winner of the Templeton Prize . Michal Heller gave an interview to Rossiiskaya Gazeta on March 29, 2008 about this event.  Honorary Doctor of the Jagiellonian University (2012)  .
Philosophy of Space
M. Heller belongs to the school of philosophers who question the assumption that space is the deepest level of physical reality. So, according to Heller  :
If you agree that the fundamental level of physics is nonlocal, then everything becomes natural, because [any] two particles that are far apart are on the same fundamental nonlocal level. For them, time and space do not matter.
- Doktorzy honoris causa - UJ
- Transcript of the trial of the XXth Century in the Russian Journal online magazine
- Alexander Samozhnev Proof of God. The Polish scientist calculated the Higher Mind. Russian Newspaper - Federal Issue No. 4625 dated March 29, 2008
- Masser, 2018 , Chapter 6. “The end of space-time,” p. 227.
- Heller M. Creative Conflict. On the problems of the interaction of the scientific and religious worldview. - M., Publishing House of the BBI, 2005, 216 pp., ISBN 5-89647-118-1 , ISBN 978-5-89647-118-9 (translation from the English book by Michael Heller. Creative Tension. Essays on Science and Religion - Templeton Foundation Press, Philadelphia - London, 2003, 183 p., ISBN 1-932031-34-0 , ISBN 978-1-932031-34-8 ).
- George Masser. Nonlocality. A phenomenon that changes the concept of space and time, and its significance for black holes, the Big Bang and theories of everything = Musser George. Spooky action at a distance. - Alpina Non-Fiction, 2018 .-- ISBN 978-5-91671-810-2 .