Dr. Adolfo Orozco Torres

DATE OF BIRTH: May 11 1943.

• Physicist Facultad de Ciencias at the National University of Mexico.
• Researcher at the Geophysics Institute of the National University of Mexico since 1970.
• Researcher at the Center for Applied Physics and Advanced Technology at the Juriquilla Campus of the National University of Mexico from 1994 to 2008.
• Academic Secretary of the Geophysics Institute 1983-1993.
• In charge of the direction of the Geophysics Institute on many occasions.
• Coordinator of Teaching and Human Resource Training at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Systems 1998-1999 and of the Center for Applied Sciences and Technological Development, both of the National University of Mexico, March 2002-December 2003.
• President of the History Commission of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (1999-2003).
• Secretary of the National Organism of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (1999-2007).
• Associate Member of the German Academy of Geophysics History.


• 13 peer reviewed papers in international journals on his area of research: Cosmic Rays, Geomagnetism and History of Science. • 42 papers in National and International Congresses on his specialty. • Several papers in the Boletín Sindone, and several national magazines, as well as in the newspaper “Desde la Fe”, of the Archbishopric of Mexico, and in “Nuevo Criterio”.


• Charter Member and General Secretary of the Mexican Center of Sindonology 1983-1998.
• President of the Mexican Center of Sindonology since 1999.
• Conductor and Producer of the María Visión TV program “St. Albert Magnum, Dialogues between Science and Religion”. April 3, 2002.
• Lecturer on over 300 occasions on Science and the Holy Shroud and participant in several congresses on sindonology. • Co-organizer of the Congress “The Guadalupan Saving Event before Science”, at the Guadalupe Basilica, July 26-31, 2005.
• Many radio and TV interviews on the Holy Shroud.
• Several lectures on the Guadalupan Event.
• Several Radio and TV interviews on the scientific studies of Juan Diego’s tilma.
• Member of the Archicofradía de Guadalupe since May, 2004.
• Member of the Higher Institute for Guadalupan Studies since September, 2004.
• Read 4 papers in specialized Congresses on the Guadalupan Event.
• A regular contributor of the weekly publication “El Observador” of the Diocese of Toluca with the column “Science and Faith”, where he has published over 20 articles on the subject.
• Contributor of www.golgotaonline.com on religion, science and faith.

Lectures in congresses on the Holy Shroud and the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Orozco A. and Flores M.A., "Physical Evidences of Christ Resurrection  on the Holy Shroud?", con el P. M.A. Flores como Coautor, en el Congreso Internacional de Sindonología en Orvieto, Italia en Agosto del 2000.

Orozco A., “Panorama y Perspectivas de los Estudios Científicos al Acontecimiento Guadalupano” (Scientific View and Perspectives on the Guadalupan Event) , X Latin American Congress on religión and Ethnicity, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, July 5 – 9, 2004

Orozco, A. "Una Visión Panorámica de los Estudios Científicos el Ayate" (A Panorama of the Scientific Studies of the Tilma), III Internacional Guadalupan Congress: Dialogue between Faith and Science, Colegio de San Ignacio de Loyola (Vizcaínas), Mexico, D.F., Dec. 18, 2005.

Orozco, A. "A Retrospective of the Scientific Studies of the Tilma ", The Guadalupan Saving Event before Science,  Guadalupe Basilica, Mexico, D.F., July 28, 2005.

Orozco, A.. "Science and the Guadalupan Event", 7 International Meeting: Heritage, Development and Tourism, Mexico, D. F., Oct. 5 – 7, 2006.

Orozco, A.. "Science and the Guadalupan Event", III International Symposium: Religious Values and Human Rights, Querétaro, Qro. Mexico, Oct. 10 – 13, 2006.

Orozco, A.. "The Guadalupan Tilma as a Means for the Evangelization of the New World",XIX Congreso Internacional de la Región de los Lagos del Valle de México, Ecatepec, Edo. de Mex.. Mexico, Oct. 26 – 28, 2006.

Orozco, A.. "The Guadalupan Image and Science", III Internacional Guadalupan Congress,  Ecatepec, Edo, de Mex., Mexico, Dec. 6 – 9, 2006.

Orozco A, and Castaño V., “A Preliminary Latitudinal Profile of the Solar Cycle Effect on the Geomagnetic Field”, VIII Latin American Congress on Space Geophysics (VIII COLAGE), July 11- 17, 2007, Mérida, Yucatán.

Orozco A., “Juan Diego’s Tilma and the Holy Shroud, Two Gifts of Love”, Jornadas Guadalupanas de Estudio, Insigne y Nacional Basílica de Guadalupe, México, D. F. July 25 – 27, 2007

Orozco A., “13 Century Franciscans and Dominicans, Founders of Contemporary Science”, XXI Congress on Religion, Society and Politics, Nov. 27, 2007, México, D. F.