AN EVENING WITH THE EXPERTS
Physicist Rudy Dichtl & Photographer Barrie Schwortz.
An in depth “behind-the-scenes” look at the work of the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) team. Col. Rudy Dichtl and Photographer Barrie Schwortz will share personal experiences of their time working on one of the “most significant scientific studies ever performed on the Shroud,” and how it has impacted their personal lives and their faith.
The Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) was the only in-depth, multi-disciplinary scientific study ever conducted on the Shroud. The idea of this study was conceived in 1976 when it was discovered that spatial or topographical information was encoded in the Shroud's image. The owner of the Shroud, King Umberto I, The Duke of Savoy, gave permission for the team of scientists to conduct 120 hours of comprehensive, hands-on testing that would not damage the fabric in any way. The goal of the STURP team was to understand the mechanism for the formation of the mysterious image of a man who had been
COL. RUDOLF (RUDY) J. DICHTL
scourged, crowned with thorns, and marked with the wounds of crucifixion and a pierced side.
The STURP team was an elite group of scientists who prepared for 18 months to design the protocol for a battery of comprehensive, non-destructive tests that could be performed efficiently in the time allotted. Two members of that team of expert scientists were Col. Rudolph J. Dichtl and Barrie Schwortz.
Hosted at the Centrum
This is a one night only event and it is not at the museum. It requires a ticket for admittance and does not include admission to the museum to see the exhibit, that requires a separate ticket purchase.