The Physics and Astronomy Department of Dordt College prepares students to understand the physical aspect of creation in the context of acknowledging God as creator and sustainer of all, recognizing his self-revelation not only in scripture but also in his creation. We seek to prepare students to take up the task of unfolding the creation both in graduate study and in the workplace.

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Faculty Work from 2016

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Atmospheric Circulation of a Nine-Hot-Jupiter Sample: Probing Circulation and Chemistry over a Wide Phase Space, Tiffany Kataria, David K. Sing, Nikole K. Lewis, Channon Visscher, Adam P. Showman, Jonathan J. Fortney, and Mark S. Marley

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Heart Attack Physics, John Zwart

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High Temperature Condensate Clouds in Super-Hot Jupiter Atmospheres, H. R. Wakeford, Channon Visscher, Nikole K. Lewis, and Avi M. Mandell

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Hunt for Planet Nine: Atmosphere, Spectra, Evolution, and Detectability, Jonathan J. Fortney, Mark S. Marley, Gregory Laughlin, Nadine Nettelmann, Caroline V. Morley, Roxana E. Lupu, Channon Visscher, Pavle Jeremic, Wade G. Khadder, and Mason Hargrave

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LEECH Exoplanet Imaging Survey: Characterization of the Coldest Directly Imaged Exoplanet, GJ 504 b, and Evidence for Super-Stellar Metallicity, Andrew J. Skemer, Caroline V. Morley, Neil T. Zimmerman, Michael F. Skrutskie, Jarron Leisenring, Esther Buenzli, Mickael Bonnefoy, Vanessa Bailey, Philip Hinz, Denis Defrere, Simone Esposito, Daniel Apai, Beth Biller, Wolfgang Brandner, Laird Close, Justin R. Crepp, Robert J. De Rosa, Silvano Desidera, Josh Eisner, Jonathan Fortney, Richard Freedman, Thomas Henning, Karl-Heinz Hofmann, Taisiya Kopytova, Roxana Lupu, Anne-Lise Maire, Jared R. Males, Mark Marley, Katie Morzinski, Apurva Oza, Jenny Patience, Abhijith Rajan, George Rieke, Dieter Schertl, Joshua Schlieder, Jordan Stone, Kate Su, Amali Vaz, Channon Visscher, Kimberly Ward-Duong, Gerd Weigelt, and Charles E. Woodward

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Lunar Stories: The Violence of Creation, Channon Visscher

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On the Composition of Young, Directly Imaged Giant Planets, Julianne I. Moses, Mark S. Marley, K. Zahnle, M. R. Line, Jonathan J. Fortney, T. S. Barman, Channon Visscher, Nikole K. Lewis, and M. J. Wolff

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Systematic Errors in Intro Lab Video Analysis, John Zwart, Kayt E. Frisch, and Tim Martin

Faculty Work from 2015

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Chemistry of the Protolunar Disk and Volatile Depletion of the Moon, Channon Visscher, Robin M. Canup, Julien Salmon, and Bruce Fegley Jr.

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Identification of Magnetite in Lunar Regolith Breccia 60016: Evidence for Oxidized Conditions at the Lunar Surface, Katherine H. Joy, Channon Visscher, Michael E. Zolensky, Takashi Mikouchi, Kenji Hagiya, Kazumasa Ohsumi, and David A. Kring

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Joy of Exploration, Channon Visscher

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Protolunar Disk Evolution and the Depletion of Volatile Elements in the Moon, Robin M. Canup, Channon Visscher, Julien Salmon, and Bruce Fegley Jr.

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Systematic Errors in Intro Lab Video Analysis, John Zwart, Kayt E. Frisch, and Tim Martin

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Viscous Fluid in a Horizontally Rotating Cylinder, Kolter Bradshaw and Zach Van Engen

Faculty Work from 2014

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Team Analysis And Review: Using Group Assessment for Learning, Kayt E. Frisch

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Weaving Experimental Skills Throughout the Introductory Laboratory, John Zwart

Faculty Work from 2013

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Chemistry of Impact-Generated Silicate Melt-Vapor Debris Disks, Channon Visscher and Bruce Fegley Jr.

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Compositional Diversity in the Atmospheres of Hot Neptunes, With Application to GJ 436b, J. I. Moses, M. R. Line, Channon Visscher, M. R. Richardson, N. Nettleman, J. J. Fortney, T. S. Barman, K. B. Stevenson, and N. Madhusudhan

Faculty Work from 2010

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Spinning Tubes: An Authentic Research Experience in a Three-hour Laboratory, Arnold E. Sikkema, Steven D. Steenwyk, and John Zwart

Submissions from 2009

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Science and John Calvin: A Review Essay, John Zwart

Submissions from 2005

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Physicist's Reformed Critique of Nonreductive Physicalism and Emergence, Arnold E. Sikkema

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Privileged Planet (Book Review), John Zwart

Submissions from 2002

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Grounds for Optimism about Science, Arnold E. Sikkema

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Scientific Theology, Vol. I: Nature (Book Review), Arnold E. Sikkema and Roger Henderson

Submissions from 2000

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Science in Faith, A Christian Perspective on Teaching Science (Book Review), John Zwart

Submissions from 1994

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Contemporary Environmental Ethics: A Tempest in a Teapot, John H. Kok

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Earth: Our Lifeboat or Our Death-boat?, Richard G. Hodgson

Submissions from 1993

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Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism (Book Review), Richard G. Hodgson

Submissions from 1989

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Christian Worldview and Scientific World Pictures: A Response to Howard J. Van Till, Richard G. Hodgson

Submissions from 1988

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Lest We Forget: A Personal Reflection on the Formation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (Book Review), Richard G. Hodgson

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Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1936-1986 (Book Review), Richard G. Hodgson

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Pressing Toward the Mark: Essays Commemorating Fifty Years of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (Book Review), Richard G. Hodgson

Submissions from 1982

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Environmental Impact of Solar Variability, Richard G. Hodgson

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Our Environmental Stewardship, Richard G. Hodgson

Submissions from 1979

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God's Time-Records in Ancient Sediments (Book Review), Richard G. Hodgson

Submissions from 1977

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Certainty and Chance in the Physical Sciences, Wytse Van Dijk

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Creation and the Flood: An Alternative to Flood Geology and Theistic Evolution (Book Review), Richard G. Hodgson

Submissions from 1976

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Book of Isaiah from the New International Version (Book Review), Richard G. Hodgson

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Bookstore and the Academic Community, Marvin De Young

Submissions from 1974

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Christian Astronomy vs. Secular Astronomy, Richard G. Hodgson

Submissions from 1973

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Response to Alloformitarianism, Richard G. Hodgson

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Uniformitarian Principle, Richard G. Hodgson