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March 15, 2002 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John C. Polkinghorne, a British mathematical physicist and Anglican priest whose popular writings on reconciling religion and science have helped propel the boom of public interest in the field, was named winner of the 2002 Templeton Prize on Thursday. The $1-million religion award is the world's largest annual monetary prize awarded to an individual.
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March 10, 2005 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
Charles Townes, the UC Berkeley professor who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his work in quantum electronics and then startled the scientific world by suggesting that religion and science were converging, was awarded the $1.5-million Templeton Prize on Wednesday for progress in spiritual knowledge.
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