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D. Russell Humphreys

  • Creationist

  • Award-winning physicist, involved in physics research and development in geophysics, optics, nuclear physics, high energy physics, electricity, magnetism, and theoretical physics

  • B.S. in Physics from Duke University

  • Ph.D. in Physics from Louisiana State University (dissertation: cosmic rays and ultrahigh energy nucleon-nucleon interactions)

  • Worked six years for General Electric's High Voltage Laboratory where he received a US patent and one of Industrial Research Magazine's IR-100 awards. He received another US patent and two awards from Sandia, including an Award for excellence for contributions to light ion-fusion target theory.

  • Former researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico starting in 1979—in nuclear physics, geophysics, pulsed power research, theoretical atomic and nuclear physics, and the Particle Beam Fusion Project

  • Helped design particle accelerators used in fusion energy and Strategic Defense research

  • Co-inventor of laser-triggered “Rimfire” high-voltage switches

  • Staff scientist Institute for Creation Research

  • Associate Professor of Physics at Institute for Creation Research Graduate School

  • Author of numerous technical papers on origins on such subjects as…

    • Paleomagnetism: Developed theory for rapid reversals of the Earth's magnetic field during the Genesis flood; it shared prizes for best technical paper at the First and Second International Conferences on Creationism, 1986 and 1990, and it successfully predicted later measurements.

    • Geomagnetism: Developed theory for origin of planetary magnetic fields which successfully predicted later spaceprobe measurements, 1983 - present.

    • Geochemistry: Co-authored paper on sodium accumulation in the ocean; it shared a prize at the Second International Conference on Creationism in 1990.

    • Cosmology: Began development of a relativistic creationist cosmology. The first article won an award at the Third International Conference on Creationism, 1994. Wrote a best-selling book about it, as well as several technical articles defending it and developing it further.

  • Publications include:

    • “Comparison of experimental results and calculated detector responses for PBFA II Selected thermal source experiments,” Review of Scientific Instruments 63 (October 1992) No. 10.
    • “Inertial confinement fusion with light ion beams,” 13th Internat. Conf. on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, Washington, D.C. 1-6, October, 1990.
    • Reducing aspect ratios in inertial confinement fusion targets," JOWOG 37 Conference, Albuquerque, NM, January 1990. (Contents classified).
    • “Progress Toward a Superconducting Opening Switch,” Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Arlington, Virginia, 1987, pp. 279-282.
    • “Scaling relations for the Rimfire multi-stage gas switch,” Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Arlington, VA, June 29 - August 1, 1987.
    • “Rimfire: A Six Megavolt Laser-Triggered Gas-Filled Switch for PBFA-II,” Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Arlington, Virginia, June 10-12, 1985, pp. 262-269.
    • “PBFA II, a 100 TW pulsed power driver for the inertial confinement fusion program,” Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Arlington, Virginia, June 10-12, 1985.
    • “Uranium Logging with Prompt Fission Neutrons,” International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 34 (1983) 261-268.
    • “Uranium logging with prompt fission neutrons,” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, NS-28 (1981) 1691-1695.
    • “Pulsed neutron gamma ray logging for minerals associated with uranium,” 6th Conf. on Small Accelerators in Research and Industry, Denton, TX, November 3-5, 1980. Sandia National Laboratories document no. SAND80-1531.
    • Wide-range multi-channel analog switch," Nuclear Instruments and Methods 121 (1974) 505-508.
    • “The 1/g Velocity Dependence of Nucleon-Nucleus Optical Potentials,” Nuclear Physics A182 (1972) 580.
    • “Studies of hadron interactions at energies around 10 TeV using an ionization spectrometer-emulsion chamber combination,” Proc. 11th Int. Conf. on Cosmic Rays, Budapest 1969, in Acta Physica Acad. Sci. Hungaricae 29 (1970)
    • 497-503.
    • “Wide-Range multi-input pulse height recording system,” Review of Scientific Instruments 38 (1967) 1123-1127.

Resources featuring this author appear in the following material that can be purchased on-line: Starlight and Time: Solving the Puzzle of Distant Starlight in a Young Universe (book)

Note: An on-line archive of the debate surrounding his ground-breaking Starlight and Time book can be found at: