Below is a negative of the face on the Shroud of Turin, taken by Giuseppe Enri in 1931.

Shroud of Turin Conference 2017

This site includes Shroud of Turin evidence, Shroud of Turin facts, latest research and new evidence on the history, DNA, pollen, image formation, and dating of the Shroud of Turin.

Below is a positive of the front

image on the Shroud of Turin.

Photos from the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) testing on the Shroud in 1978:​

Below are negatives of the front and

back images on the Shroud of Turin.

Organizing Committees for the Conference

Organizing Committee


The following people are organizing the conference.  Robert A.  Rucker is the chairman.


Mark Antonacci, Test the Shroud Foundation, St. Louis, MO, US

Thurman Cooper, MS in radio-chemistry, Richland, WA, US

Joe Marino, independent Shroud researcher, Dublin, Ohio, US
Robert A. Rucker, MS in nuclear engineering, Richland, WA, US
Kevin Schwinkendorf, PhD in nuclear engineering, Richland, WA, US
Harry Smith, PhD in geology, Richland, WA, US



Scientific Committee


The following people are responsible for reviewing the scientific merits of the papers to be presented.


Cesar Barta, PhD, CES (Spanish Center of Sindonology), Valencia, Spain

​Roberto Basso, Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Padova, Italy 

Ralph Cerbone, PhD in nuclear engineering, Adjunct Professor, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, US
Thurman Cooper, MS in radio-chemistry, Richland, WA, US

​Giulio Fanti, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

​Jose L. Fernandez, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, Spain

Jorge Garcia-Macedo, Professor, Inst. of Physics,  National Autonomous Univ. of Mexico,  Coyoacan, Mexico

​Emanuela Marinelli, Professor, Collegamento pro Sindone, Rome, Italy

​Jack Markwardt, J.D., historian, Estero, Florida, US

Marco Riani, Professor of Statistics, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

Jim Saeger, PhD in mechanical engineering, Richland, WA, US

Michael Schaffer, ScD in electrical science and engineering, San Diego, CA, US

Ray Schneider, PhD in information technology, retired professor of mathematics & computer technology at Bridgeport at College
Dean Schulz, PhD in computer science, Spokane, WA, US

Harry Smith, PhD in geology, Richland, WA, US

Kevin Swinkendorf, PhD in nuclear engineering, Richland, WA, US

Giuseppe Zagotto, Professor of Chemistry, University of Padova, Italy



Click here for short biographies on some of the above individuals.


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