Event Title

Studying God’s Two Books: Respecting both Science and Religion

Location

Seminary Chapel

Start Date

15-2-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

15-2-2019 12:20 PM

Description

Ben Clausen received his PhD in nuclear physics at the University of Colorado followed by two years of post-doctoral research at the University of Virginia. His research used pion scattering at the Los Alamos National Laboratory proton accelerator in New Mexico to better understand nuclear shell models. The research was augmented by electron accelerator experiments at MIT-Bates near Boston and at NIKHEF in Amsterdam. Additional work was conducted at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, Brookhaven on Long Island, TRIUMF in Vancouver, and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research near Moscow.

Over the past fifteen years, Clausen has been doing geology research following up a geology MS degree at Loma Linda University. The work began by studying the geochemistry of granitic rocks in southern California and their relation to a plate tectonic subduction zone. It has been extended to similar studies in Peru for eight years, and in Zambia, Hawaii, and Mexico starting in 2018. The research has been presented at meetings on the six continents and resulted in half a dozen publications in Geological Society of America publications and elsewhere.

Since 1990, Clausen has studied science and religion issues at the Geoscience Research Institute in southern California. This has included lecturing and teaching classes in dozens of countries, writing articles, and co-authoring a book (The Book of Beginnings: Creation and the Promise of Redemption). Dr. Clausen is anxious to find ways of making Adventism, Christianity, and Jesus meaningful to the next generation inside the church and to the many scientists that he interacts with regularly.

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Feb 15th, 11:30 AM Feb 15th, 12:20 PM

Studying God’s Two Books: Respecting both Science and Religion

Seminary Chapel

Ben Clausen received his PhD in nuclear physics at the University of Colorado followed by two years of post-doctoral research at the University of Virginia. His research used pion scattering at the Los Alamos National Laboratory proton accelerator in New Mexico to better understand nuclear shell models. The research was augmented by electron accelerator experiments at MIT-Bates near Boston and at NIKHEF in Amsterdam. Additional work was conducted at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, Brookhaven on Long Island, TRIUMF in Vancouver, and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research near Moscow.

Over the past fifteen years, Clausen has been doing geology research following up a geology MS degree at Loma Linda University. The work began by studying the geochemistry of granitic rocks in southern California and their relation to a plate tectonic subduction zone. It has been extended to similar studies in Peru for eight years, and in Zambia, Hawaii, and Mexico starting in 2018. The research has been presented at meetings on the six continents and resulted in half a dozen publications in Geological Society of America publications and elsewhere.

Since 1990, Clausen has studied science and religion issues at the Geoscience Research Institute in southern California. This has included lecturing and teaching classes in dozens of countries, writing articles, and co-authoring a book (The Book of Beginnings: Creation and the Promise of Redemption). Dr. Clausen is anxious to find ways of making Adventism, Christianity, and Jesus meaningful to the next generation inside the church and to the many scientists that he interacts with regularly.