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Note: The papers on this list were authored or co-authored by Calvin Physics & Astronomy personnel while at Calvin, and bear a Calvin College address. Papers written by present staff before they joined the Calvin faculty are not included. Papers written by former staff during their time at Calvin are included.


John Sherwood, Anthony Ditta*, Becky Haney, Loren Haarsma, and Michael Carbajales-Dale "Resource Criticality in Modern Economies: Agent-Based Model Demonstrates Vulnerabilities from Technological Interdependence."   BioPhysical Economics and Resource Quality 2(3): 9. (September, 2017)

Walhout, Matthew, editor "Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly: A Biography of the Honorable Vernon J. Ehlers," authored by Julia R. LaPlaca. (Grand Rapids, MI: Family of Vernon J. Ehlers, 2017.)

Haarsma, Loren “The Original Couple: What are the Range of Viable Positions Concerning Adam and Eve?” in Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos, Kenneth Keathley, J.B. Stump & Joe Aguirre, eds. (InterVarsity Press Academic, July, 2017)

Walhout, Matthew Journal article. "Reshaping the Picture of Science," in PERSPECTIVES: A Journal of Reformed Thought, pp. 6-9 (May/June 2017).

Lawrence A. Molnar, Daniel M. Van Noord*, Karen Kinemuchi, Jason P. Smolinski, Cara E. Alexander*, Evan M. Cook*, Byoungchan Jang*, Henry A. Kobulnicky, Christopher J. Spedden*, Steven D. Steenwyk, "Prediction of a red nova outburst in KIC 9832227", Astrophysical Journal 840:1 (2017 May 1) 

Walhout, Matthew Dictionary/Encyclopedia article or entry. "Peter Harrison," Dictionary of Christianity and Science, Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher Reese, and Michael Straus Eds., Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 2017.

Peter M. Boersma*, Loren D. Haarsma, Mark P. Schotanus, and John L. Ubels, “TNF-R1 and FADD mediate UVB-Induced activation of K+ channels in corneal epithelial cells.”  Experimental Eye Research, 154, 1-9. January, 2017.


Loren Haarsma, Serita Nelesen, Ethan VanAndel*, James Lamine*, Peter VandeHaar*, "Simulating evolution of protein complexes through gene duplication and co-option" Journal of Theoretical Biology  (2016), pp. 22-32 DOI information: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.03.028

Melissa J. Dykhuis*, Lawrence A. Molnar, Christopher J. Gates*, Joshua A. Gonzales*, Jared J. Huffman*, Aaron R. Maat*, Stacy L. Maat*, Matthew I. Marks*, Alyssa R. Massey-Plantinga*, Nathan D. McReynolds*, Jeremy A. Schut*, Joshua P. Stoep*, Andrew J. Stutzman*, Brandon C. Thomas*, George W. Vander Tuig*, Jess W. Vriesema*, Richard Greenberg "Efficient spin sense determination of Flora-region asteroids via the epoch method,"Icarus, 267, 174-203 (2016)


Walhout, Matthew Book Review. Review of The Territories of Science and Religion by Peter Harrison (University of Chicago Press, 2015) in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Vol. 67, December 2015, pp. 281-284.

Reese*, C. W., Strango*, Z. I., Dell, Z. R., Tristram-Nagle, S. & Harper, P. E. Structural insights into the cubic-hexagonal phase transition kinetics of monoolein modulated by sucrose solutions. PCCP 17, 9194-9204 (2015)


Walhout, Matthew Book chapter. "The Jelly and the Shot: Laying Down the Law for Pragmatism in Quantum Physics," in Truth Matters: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics, Religion; L. Zuidervaart, A. Carr, M. J. Klassen, and R. Shuker, Editors; McGill-Queen's University Press (2013).

D.A. Van Baak, "Re-creating Gauss's method for non-electrical absolute measurements of magnetic fields and moments," American Journal of Physics, Vol. 81, pp. 738-744, October 2013.

Jadrich, J. & Bruxvoort, C., Confusion in the classroom about the natures of science and technology: Implications for scientific & technological literacy. In M. Clough, J. Olson, & D. Neiderhauser (Eds.) The nature of technology: Implications for teaching, learning and teacher education, (pp. 411-426). Boston, MA: Sense Publishing. (2013)

Bruxvoort, C., & Jadrich, J., A Cognitive Perspective on Conceptual Change in Science. In K. Finson, & J. Pedersen (Eds.), Visual Data and Their Use in Science Education, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. (2013)


Matthew Walhout, "Captivating developments in quantum physics," Books and Culture, Science in Focus series (web exclusive): Science Highlights of 2012, 12/05/12.

J. Harkema, J. Jadrich, and C. Bruxvoort, Science and Engineering. In E. Brunsell (Ed.) Integrating Engineering and Science In Your Classroom (pp. 7-12) Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association. (2012)

S.L. Haan, N.A. Danks*, and K.N. Shomsky*, “Sequential ionization and energy gain of bound electrons in classical modeling of atoms in strong laser fields,” Physical Review A 86, 033418 (2012).

Stephen M. Slivan, Lawrence A. Molnar, “Spin vectors in the Koronis family: III. (832) Karin,” Icarus, 220, 1097-1103 (2012)

J. Sinclair* and M. Walhout, "Undergraduate Research Highlight: Dielectric-Barrier Discharges in Two-Dimensional Lattice Potentials," CUR Quarterly 32 (Summer 2012)

Gary Schmidt and Matthew Walhout, Editors. Practically Human: College Professors Speak from the Heart of Humanities Education, Calvin College Press, Grand Rapids, MI (May 2012).

P. L. Cook*, J. L. Vanderhill*, A. E. Cook*, D. W. Van Norstrand*, M. T. Gordon*,  P. E. Harper  Light scattering measurement and Avrami analysis of the lamellar to inverse hexagonal phase transition kinetics of the lipid DEPE. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 165, 270-276. (2012)

Deborah Haarsma and Scott Hoezee, editors Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church, Calvin Seminary Center for Excellence in Preaching, Grand Rapids, MI (2012).

J. Sinclair* and M. Walhout, "Dielectric-Barrier Discharges in Two-Dimensional Lattice Potentials," Physical Review Letters. 108, 035005 (2012).


John L. Ubels, Rachel VanDyken*, Julienne Louters*, Mark P. Schotanus, Loren D. Haarsma. "Potassium Ion Fluxes in Corneal Epithelial Cells Exposed To UVB." Experimental Eye Research, 92:425-431, 2011.

Deborah B Haarsma and Loren D Haarsma. Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design Grand Rapids: Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2011. (A revised edition of: Origins: A Reformed Look at Creation, Design, and Evolution. Grand Rapids, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2007.)

James Jadrich and Crystal Bruxvoort, Learning & Teaching Scientific Inquiry: Research and Applications (NSTA press, National Science Teachers Association), 2011.

Matthew Walhout. "Thrill Rides and Labyrinths: The Pedagogical Logic of Freedom and Constraint," in Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning, Eds. David I. Smith and James K.A. Smith. (Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans), pp. 177-193 (2011)

M.K. Shaffer, G. Ranjit, C.I. Sukenik, and M. Walhout,"Photoassociative spectroscopy of ultracold metastable argon,"Physical Review A 83, 052516 (2011).


Jadrich, J., and C. Bruxvoort. "Investigating Diffusion and Entropy with Carbon Dioxide-Filled Balloons." The Physics Teacher, Vol. 48 (6): 388-390, (2010)

David Van Baak, edited by George Herold and Jonathan Reichert, Noise Fundamentals NF1-A Instructor's Manual, A Product of TeachSpin, Inc., 2010.

Matthew Walhout, Review of: Science and the Quest for Meaning, by Alfred I. Tauber (Baylor University Press, Waco, 2009); appearing in Christian Scholars' Review, Fall 2010.

Matthew Walhout, "Looking to Charles Taylor and Joseph Rouse for Best Practices in Science and Religion," Zygon, vol. 45, no. 3, p. 588-574 (September 2010). Published online August 4 (2010).

M. Donahue, S. Bruch, E. Wang, G. M. Voit, A. K. Hicks, D. B. Haarsma, J. H. Croston, G. W. Pratt, D. Pierini, R. W. O'Connell, H. Bohringer, "Star formation and UV colors of the Brightest Cluster Galaxies in the Representative XMM-Newton Cluster Structure Survey." Astrophysical Journal, 715, 881 (2010).

A. E. Sikkema, S. D. Steenwyk and J. W. Zwart, "Spinning tubes: An authentic research experience in a three-hour laboratory," American Journal of Physics, 78, 467, 2010.

D. B. Haarsma, L. Leisman*, M. Donahue, S. Bruch, H. Bohringer, J. H. Croston, G. W. Pratt, G. M. Voit, M. Arnaud, D. Pierini, "Brightest Cluster Galaxies and Core Gas Density in REXCESS Clusters." Astrophysical Journal, 713, 1037 (2010).

John L. Ubels, Mark P. Schotanus, Susan L. Bardolph*, Loren D. Haarsma, Leah R. Koetje*, Julienne R. Louters*. "Inhibition of UV-B induced apoptosis in corneal epithelial cells by potassium channel modulators." Experimental Eye Research 90, 216-222 (2010).

S.L. Haan, Z.S. Smith*, K.N. Shomsky*, P.W. Plantinga*, and T.L. Atallah*, "Anticorrelated Electrons from High-Intensity Nonsequential Double Ionization of Atoms," Physical Review A 81, 023409 (2010).

Deborah B. Haarsma "Science and Religion in Harmony", "How Christians Reconcile Ancient Texts with Modern Science", and "Christian and Atheist Responses to Big Bang Cosmology." In Science and Religion in Dialogue Vol. 1, ed. Melville Y. Stewart (Wiley-Blackwell), p.105-149, 2010. Also in Chinese translation (Peking University Press), 2008.

Loren D. Haarsma "Scientific Knowledge Does Not Replace Religious Knowledge"; "God, Evolution, and Design"; and "Human Evolution and Objective Morality." Science and Religion in Dialogue Vol. 1, ed. Melville Y. Stewart (Wiley-Blackwell) p.151-201, 2010. Also in Chinese translation (Peking University Press), 2008.

Z.S. Smith*, A. Harmon*, J. Banister*, R. Norman*, K. Hoogeboom-Pot*, and M. Walhout, "Purely-long-range krypton molecules in singly and doubly excited binding potentials," Physical Review A 81, 013407 (January, 2010).


J. Harkema, J.Jadrich and C. Bruxvoort "Science and Engineering: Two models of laboratory investigation." The Science Teacher, 76(9), 27-31, (2009). Download article (147 kb pdf).

S. Sportel, C. Bruxvoort and J. Jadrich "Seeing the Light: An alternate model for introducing upper elementary students to light."Science and Children, 47 (4): 37-41, (2009) Download article (814 kbimage)

Matthew Walhout, "Book review of The Big Questions in Science and Religion, by Keith Ward" Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Vol. 61, No. 4, December 8, 2009.

S.L. Haan, Z.S. Smith*, K.N. Shomsky*, and P.W. Plantinga*, "Electron Drift Directions in Strong-Field Double Ionization of Atoms,"Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 42, 134009 (2009). 

K.N. Shomsky*, Z.S. Smith*, and S.L. Haan, “Frustrated Ionization in Non-Sequential Double Ionization: A Classical Model,” Physical Review A 79, 061402(R) (June, 2009).

Daniel J. Majaess, David Higgins, Larry A. Molnar, Melissa J. Haegert*, David J. Lane, David G. Turner, and Inga Nielsen, "New Constraints on the Asteroid 298 Baptistina, the Alleged Family Member of the K/T Impactor", Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, volume 103, pages 7-10 (February, 2009).

Katherine R Singleton*, David S Will*, Mark P Schotanus, Loren D Haarsma, Leah R Koetje*; Susan L Bardolph*; John L Ubels. "Elevated Extracellular Potassium Inhibits Apoptosis of Corneal Epithelial Cells Exposed to UV-B Radiation".  Experimental Eye Research 89, 140-151 (2009).

Matthew Walhout "Teaching Vocation and (Other) Unsafe Scientific Practices" Christian Scholars Review, volume XXXVIII, number 2(Winter 2009).


David Van Baak, Torsional Oscillator TO1-A Instructor's Manual, Vol. I & II, A Product of TeachSpin, Inc., 2008.

David Van Baak, "Can Scientific Laws Teach Us About the Nature of the World?" in Faithful Imagination in the Academy: Explorations in Religious Belief and Scholarship, ed. Janel Curry and Ronald Wells. (Lexington Books) 2008.

Matthew Walhout "Book review of The New Flatlanders, A Seeker's Guide to the Theory of Everything by Eric Middleton" Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Vol. 60, No. 4, 12/1/2008.

S L Haan, Z S Smith*, K N Shomsky,* and P W Plantinga*,"Anticorrelated electrons from weak recollisions in non-sequential double ionization" Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 41, 211002 (2008 Oct).

Stan L. Haan, John S. Van Dyke*, and Zach S. Smith* "Recollision Excitation, Electron Correlation, and the Production of High-Momentum Electrons in Double Ionization"Physical Review Letters 101, 113001 (2008 Sept).

Lawrence A. Molnar, Melissa J. Haegert*, and Kathleen M. Hoogeboom*, "Lightcurve Analysis of an Unbiased Sample of Trojan Asteroids", The Minor Planet Bulletin, volume 35, pages 82-84 (2008 April).

Deborah B. Haarsma, Joshua N. Winn, Irwin Shapiro, and Joseph Lehár, "The Central Component of Gravitational Lens Q0957+561"Astronomical Journal 135, 984 (2008 March).

Lawrence A. Molnar, Melissa J. Haegert*, Christopher N. Beaumont*, Marjorie J. Block*, Timothy H. Brom*, Andrew R. Butler*, Peter L. Cook*, Allyson G. Green*, Joshua P. Holtrop*, Kathleen M. Hoogeboom*, Jason J. Kulisek*, Jonathan S. Lovelace*, Jeffery S. Olivero*, Achyut Shrestha*, Jessie F. Taylor*, Kenneth D. Todd*, John D. Vander Heide*, and Samuel O. Van Scoter*, "Lightcurve Analysis of a Magnitude Limited Asteroid Sample", The Minor Planet Bulletin, volume 35, pages 9-12 (2008 January).


Loren Haarsma, "Is Intelligent Design 'Scientific'?" Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith: Journal of the ASA 59, 55-62, 2007. 

D. E. Dunn, I. Pater, L. A. Molnar, "Examining the wake structure in Saturn's rings from microwave observations over varying ring opening angles and wavelengths" Icarus 192, 56 (December 2007).

S.L. Haan and Z.S. Smith*,"Classical explanation for electrons above the 2Up cutoff in strong-field double ionization at 390 nm",Physical Review A. 76, 053412 (November 2007).

Deborah B. Haarsma and Loren D. Haarsma, A Reformed Look at Creation, Design, and Evolution (Faith Alive Christian Resources: Grand Rapids), 2007

L. A. Molnar and M. J. Haegert*, "Lightcurve analysis of five main belt asteroids at the Calvin-Rehoboth Observatory" Minor Planet Bulletin, volume 34, p. 126-128 (September 2007).

David A. Mannock, Marcus D. Collins, Manfried Kreichbaum, Paul E. Harper, Sol.M. Gruner, Ronald N. McElhaney, "The thermotropic phase behaviour and phase structure of a homologous series of racemic b-d-galactosyl dialkylglycerols studied by differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction," Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 148, 26-50 (July 2007)

S.L. Haan, L. Breen*, A. Karim*, and J.H. Eberly, "Recollision Dynamics and Time Delay in Strong-Field Double Ionization," Optics Express 15, 767-778 (February 2007).


David Van Baak, "Modern Interferometry Manual", A Product of TeachSpin, Inc., 2006.

S.L. Haan, L. Breen*, A. Karim*, and J.H. Eberly, "Variable time lag and backward ejection in full-dimensional analysis of strong-field double ionization," Physical Review Letters 97, 103008 (8 September 2006).


David Van Baak, "Earth's-Field NMR, Gradient/Fields Coils Manual," A Product of TeachSpin, Inc., 2005.

David E. Dunn, Imke de Pater, Melvyn Wright, Michiel R. Hogerheijde, Lawrence A. Molnar, " High-Quality BIMA-OVRO Images of Saturn and its Rings at 1.3 and 3 Millimeters”, Astronomical Journal, 129, 1109 (2005)

D. B. Haarsma, J. N. Winn, E. E. Falco, C. S. Kochanek, P. Ammar*, C. Boersma*, S. Fogwell*, T. W. B. Muxlow, B. A. McLeod, and J. Lehar, "The FIRST-Optical-VLA Survey for Lensed Radio Lobes," Astronomical Journal, 130, 1977 (November 2005).

S. L. Haan "Wavefunction Masking and Strong-Field Double Ionization," Laser Physics 15, 1413-1420 (October 2005).

M. Walhout, J. Léonard,  M. Leduc, "Exotic helium dimers:  A giant comes out of the cold," Europhysics News, Vol. 36, p. 86-88 (May/June 2005).

L. Haarsma, "Physics: What are Matter and Energy at the Most Fundamental Level?", in Not Just Science: Questions where Christian Faith and Natural Science Intersect, ed. Dorothy F. Chappell and E. David Cook (Grand Rapids: Zondervan) 2005.

Phay J. Ho, R. Panfili, S.L. Haan, and J.H. Eberly, "Nonsequential double ionization as a completely classical photoelectric effect,"Physical Review Letters 94, 093002 (2005). Republished in Journal of Ultrafast Science 4, Issue 4 (April 2005).

J. Léonard, A. P. Mosk, M. Walhout, M. Leduc, M. van Rijnbach, D. Nehari and P. van der Straten, "Rotationally induced Penning ionization of ultracold photoassociated helium dimers," Europhysics Letters, 70 (2), pp. 190-196 (2005).


David Van Baak, "Two-Slit Interference, One Photon at a Time Manual," A Product of TeachSpin, Inc., 2004.

J. Kim, U.D. Rapol, S. Moal, J. Leonard, M. Walhout, M. Leduc, "Photoassociation experiments with ultracold metastable helium,"European Physical Journal D 31, 227-237 (November 2004).

L. Haarsma, "Evolution and Divine Revelations: Synergy, Not Conflict, in Understanding Morality" in Evolution and Ethics: Human Morality in Biological and Religious Perspective, ed. P. Clayton and J. Schloss (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans) 2004.

S.L. Haan, J. C. Cully*, and K. Hoekema*, "Speed-up collisions in strong-field double ionization", Optics Express 12, 4758-4767 (2004).

M. Leduc, J. Léonard, M. Walhout, "Des dimères géants avec des atomes d'hélium très excités...mais ultra-froids," Bulletin de la Société Française de Physique 145, p. 4 (July-August 2004).

David E. Dunn, Lawrence A. Molnar, Jon T. Niehof*, Imke de Pater, and Jack J. Lissauer, "Microwave observations of Saturn's rings: anisotropy in directly transmitted and scattered saturnian thermal emission", Icarus, 171, 183-198 (2004).

J. Leonard, A.P. Mosk, M. Walhout, P. van der Straten, M. Leduc, and C. Cohen-Tannoudji, "Analysis of photoassociation spectra for giant helium dimers", Physical Review A, 69, 032702, 2004.

E. Behar, V. L. Jacobs, J. Oreg, A. Bar-Shalong, and S.L. Haan, "Effects of Quantum Interference Between Radiative and Dielectronic Recombination on the Photo-Recombination Cross Section Profiles of the He-Like Ions Ar16+ and Fe24+," Physical Review A 69, 022704-1, 2004.


L. Haarsma, "Does Science Exclude God? Natural Law, Chance, Miracles, and Scientific Practice", a chapter in Perspectives on an Evolving Creation, editor. K. Miller (Eerdmans:Grand Rapids) 2003.

D. Haarsma, "Worshipping the God of Providence" and "Worshipping the Creator of the Cosmos", devotionals in Perspectives on an Evolving Creation, editor. K. Miller (Eerdmans:Grand Rapids) 2003.

D. Haarsma and J. Wiseman, "An Evolving Cosmos", a chapter in Perspectives on an Evolving Creation, editor. K. Miller (Eerdmans:Grand Rapids) 2003.

J. Leonard, M. Walhout, A.P. Mosk, T. Mueller, M. Leduc, and C. Cohen-Tannoudji, "Giant Helium Dimers Produced by Photoassociation of Ultracold Metastable Atoms," Physical Review Letters. 91, 073203 (15 August, 2003).

G. T. Lenters, P. M. Woods, J. E. Goupell, C. Kouveliotou, E. Gogus, K. Hurley, D. Frederiks, S. Golenetskii, and J. Swank "An Extended Burst Tail from SGR 1900+14 with a Thermal X-ray Spectrum", Astrophysical Journal, volume 587, p. 761-770 (2003).


D. E. Dunn, L. A. Molnar, and J. D. Fix "More microwave observations of Saturn: Modeling the Ring with at Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer Code", Icarus, volume 160, issue 1, p.132-160(2002).

K. Razdan and D. A. Van Baak, "Demonstrating optical beat notes through heterodyne experiments," American Journal of Physics, v.70, p.1061 (2002).

L. Haarsma, "Can Many World Views Agree on Science?",Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith: Journal of the ASA, v.54, n.1, p.28-29 (2002).

S.L. Haan, P.S. Wheeler*, R. Panfili, and J. H. Eberly, "Origin of correlated electron emission in double ionization of atoms," Physical Review A 66, 061402(R) (2002).

J. Lefers*, N. Miller*, D. Rupke*, D. Tong*, M. Walhout, "Direct measurement of the metastable 3P2 decay rate in krypton", Physical Review A 66, 012507 (2002)

R. Panfili, S. L. Haan, J. H. Eberly, "Dynamics of classical slow-down collisions in non-sequential double ionization," Physical Review Letters 89, 113001 (2002)


J.B. Demb, K. Zaghloul, L. Haarsma, P. Sterling, "Bipolar Cells Contribute to Nonlinear Spatial Summation in the Brisk-Transient (Y) Ganglion Cell in Mammalian Retina," Journal of Neuroscience, v.21(19), pg.7447-7454 (2001)

P.E. Harper, D.M. Mannock, R.N.A.H. Lewis, R.N. McElhaney, and S.M. Gruner, "X-Ray Diffraction Structures of Some Phosphatidylethanolamine Lamellar and Inverted Hexagonal Phases," Biophysical Journal, Vol 81 pg. 2693 (2001)

D.A. Mannock, P.E. Harper, S.M. Gruner, R.N. McElhaney, "The physical properties of glycosyl diacylglycerols. Calorimetric, X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform spectroscopic studies of a homologous series of 1,2 di-O-acyl-3-O-(beta-D-galactopyranosyl)-sn-glycerols," Chem. Phys. Lip. vol 111, pg. 139 (2001)

M. Klein*, N. Miller*, and M. Walhout, "Time-resolved imaging of spatiotemporal patterns in a one-dimensional dielectric-barrier discharge system," Phys. Rev. E, 64, 026402 (2001)

A. M. Hopkins, A. J. Connolly, D. B. Haarsma, and L. E. Cram, "Toward a Resolution of the Discrepancy Between Different Estimators of Star Formation Rate," Astronomical Journal, 122, 288, (2001)

R. Panfili, J. H. Eberly and S. Haan, "Comparing classical and quantum simulations of strong-field double-ionization," Opt. Express 8, 431-435 (2001). PDF version available at the Optics Express website.


P.E. Harper and S.M. Gruner. "Electron density modeling and reconstruction of infinite periodic minimal surfaces (IPMS) based phases in lipid-water systems. I. Modeling IPMS-based phases." Eur. Phys. J. E.,2, 217-228, 2000

P.E. Harper, S.M. Gruner, R.N.A.H. Lewis, and R.N. McElhaney. "Electron density modeling and reconstruction of infinite periodic minimal surfaces (IPMS) based phases in lipid-water systems. II. Reconstruction of D surface based phases." Eur. Phys. J. E.,2, 229-245, 2000

A.S. Cohen, J.N. Hewitt, C.B. Moore, and D.B. Haarsma. "Further Investigation of the Time Delay, Magnification Ratios, and Variability in the Gravitational Lens 0218+357". Astrophysical Journal, 545, 578 (December 2000)

D. B. Haarsma, R. B. Partridge, R. A. Windhorst, and E. A. Richards. “Faint Radio Sources and Star Formation History.”Astrophysical Journal, 544, 651 (December 2000)

J. Guikema*, N. Miller*, J. Niehof*, M. Klein*, and M. Walhout. "Spontaneous pattern formation in an effectively one-dimensional dielectric-barrier discharge system," Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3817 (2000)

E. Behar, V.L. Jacobs, J. Oreg, A. Bar-Shalom, and S.L. Haan, "A measure for the effect of quantum interference between radiative and dielectronic recombination," Phys. Rev. A. 62, 030501 (2000).

S.L. Haan, N. Hoekema*, S. Poniatowski*, W.-C. Liu, and J.H. Eberly, "Directional correlation in direct and sequential double ionization of model atoms," Optics Express 7, 29 (3 July 2000). Interactive version is available online. (It's a .pdf version, with animated figures.)

Loren Haarsma, "Cosmetic Surgery for the Soul?," Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought v.15 n.4 p.15-16, (April 2000)

C. Szymanowski, R. Panfili, W.-C. Liu, S.L. Haan, and J.H. Eberly, "The role of the correlation charge in double ionization of two-electron model atoms exposed to intense laser fields," Phys. Rev. A 61,, 055401 (2000).


D.A. Van Baak, "The Light Switch, the Heavy Responsibility," editorial published in Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought,14, 23 (December, 1999).

J. Demb, L. Haarsma, M. A. Freed, and P. Sterling, "Functional circuitry of the retinal ganglion cell's nonlinear receptive field", Journal of Neuroscience 19(22), 9756 (15 November 1999).

K. Razdan and D.A. Van Baak, "Demonstrating optical saturation and velocity selection in rubidium vapor," American Journal of Physics 67, 832 (September 1999).

M. Dekker*, A.J. Kromminga, D.A. Van Baak, O.J. Pilskalns, and J.P. Jacobs, "Quantitative investigation of Fresnel reflection in the electromagnetism laboratory," American Journal of Physics 67, 606 (July 1999).

W.-C. Liu, J.H. Eberly, S.L. Haan,, and R. Grobe, "Correlation effects in two-electron model atoms in intense laser fields," Physical Review Letters 83, 520 (19 July 1999).

S.L. Haan, "Why I teach my students things that are incorrect," editorial in the Newsletter of the Forum on Education of the American Physial Society, Spring 1999, pages 12-13. Reprinted in APS News 8, 4 (August/September 1999).

David V. Baxter, S.D. Steenwyk, J. Bass, and W.P. Pratt, Jr., "Resistance and spin-direction memory loss at Nb/Cu interfaces," Journal of Applied Physics 85, 4545-4547 (1999).

R. Grobe, S.L. Haan, and J.H. Eberly, "A split-domain algorithm for time-dependent multi-electron wave functions," Computer Physics Communications 117, 200 (1999).

C. Orzel, M. Walhout, U. Sterr, P.S. Julienne, and S.L. Rolston, "Spin polarization and quantum-statistical effects in ultracold ionizing collisions," Physical Review A 59, 1926 (1999).

Stanley L. Haan and James Jadrich,, "A thematic integration of physical and earth science for elementary education students," Journal of College Science Teaching 28, 331-335 (March/April 1999).

S.L. Haan, M. Dekker*, E. Hamilton*, and D. Streutker*,"Numerical studies of one-photon near-threshold photodetachment," Laser Physics 9, 190–200 (1999).

H.J. Van Till, "The Fully Gifted Creation," a chapter in the bookThree Views on Creation and Evolution edited by J. P. Moreland and John Mark Reynolds (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1999).

J. Jadrich and S.L. Haan, "Class simulation of thermal energy and heat," The Physics Teacher 37, 98 (1999).

D. A. Van Baak, "Variational alternatives to Kirchhoff's loop theorem in dc circuits," American Journal of Physics 67, 36-44 (1999).


Howard J. Van Till, "The Creation: Intelligently Designed or Optimally Gifted?" published in Theology Today, pp. 344-64, (October, 1998).

S.L. Haan and R. Grobe, "Stabilization and decay in near-threshold photodetachment," Laser Physics 8, 885 (1998).

Jim Jadrich, "Constructivism in science and math: Is it Christian?", Christian Educators Journal,38, 17-18 (1998).

R. Gupta, J.H. Burnett, U. Griesmann, and M. Walhout, "Absolute refractive indices and thermal coefficients of fused silica and calcium fluoride near 193nm," Applied Optics 37, 5964-5968 (1998).

Angela Portenga* and Sarah Fay*, "Hey, you! Shut the refrigerator door!," The Physics Teacher 36, 336 (1998).


Howard J. Van Till, "No Place for a Small God," published as a chapter in John Marks Templeton, ed., How Large is God? (Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press), pp. 113-136, 1997.

H.S. Schnyders, J. Hahn*, D. Streutker*, and J.B. Van Zytveld,"The electronic transport properties of liquid Ag-Te," J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 9 10121-10128, (1997)

S.D. Steenwyk, S.Y. Hsu, R. Loloee, J. Bass, W.P. Pratt, Jr., "Perpendicular-current exchange-biased spin-valve evidence for a short spin diffusion length in permalloy," J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 170, L1, (1997).

S.L. Haan, E. Hamilton*, and B. Langdon,* "Collapsing dressed states and photoelectron spectra in near-threshold photodetachment," Laser Physics 7, 892-896 (1997).

H.S. Schnyders and J.B. VanZytveld, "Electron Transport and Neutron Diffraction Evidence for Chemical Short-Range Order in Liquid Cu/sub 6/Ce," Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Volume 9, No. 50, 1997 L677.

S.D. Steenwyk, S. Y. Hsu, R. Loloee, J. Bass, and W. P. Pratt, Jr., "A Comparison of Hysteresis Loops from CPP Giant Magnetoresistance and Magnetometry of Exchange Biased Spin Valves," Journal of Applied Physics, 81 (8), 15 April (1997).

O. Pfister, J.S. Wells, L. Hollberg, L. Zink, D.A. Van Baak, M.D. Levenson, and W.R. Bosenberg, "Continuous-wave frequency tripling and quadrupling by simultaneous three-wave mixings in periodically poled crystals: application to a two-step 1.19 - 10.71 micrometer frequency bridge," Optics Lett. 22, 1211 (1997).

S.L. Haan, B. Langdon*, D. Streutker*, and H. Nymeyer*,"Formation and collapse of a bound dressed state in strong-field, near-threshold photodetachment," Laser Physics 7, 115-118 (1997).

W.P. Pratt Jr., S. Steenwyk, S.Y. Hsu, W.-C. Chiang, A.C. Schaefer, R. Loloee, and J. Bass, "Perpendicular Transport in Exchange-Biased Spin-Valves," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 33, 3505 (1997).


D. Zuo*, T. Voss*, H.Nymeyer*, L. Reynolds*, H. Schnyders, and J.B. VanZytveld, "The electronic properties of the liquid semi metallic alloys: AlCa, AlBa", Journal of Non Crystalline Solids 205-207, 328-331, (1996)

A.T. Burkov, D.A. Kolgunov, K. Hoag*, and J.B. Van Zytveld,"Thermopower and electrical resistivity of liquid and crystalline Dy and Ho at temperatures 300-2000 K", Journal of Non Crystalline Solids 205-207, 332-337, (1996)

D. A. Van Baak, "Resonant Faraday rotation as a probe of atomic dispersion," Am. J. Phys. 64, 724 (1996).

H.S. Schnyders and J.B.VanZytveld, "The electronic properties of liquid Si and liquid Ge", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 8, no. 50, 10875 (1996).

R. Grobe, S.L. Haan, and J.H. Eberly, "Double-core resonance in two-electron atoms," Phys. Rev. A. 54, 1516 (1996).

H.J. Van Till,"Basil, Augustine, and the Doctrine of Creation's Functional Integrity," Science and Christian Belief, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 21-38, (April 1996)

D. You*, H. Schnyders, and J.B. VanZytveld, "Chemical short range order and the Meyer Neldel Rule in liquid AlCaGa alloys", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 9, no.7, 1407-15 (1996).

S.L. Haan and R. Grobe, "Comment on 'Theory of Core-Resonant Ionization'," Europhysics Letters, Europhys. Lett. 33, 247-249 (1996).


H.J. Van Till,"Special Creationism in Designer Clothing: A Response to The Creation Hypothesis," an essay review published in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 123-31(June, 1995).

D. A. Van Baak, "Just how bright is a laser?" The Physics Teacher 33, 497-499 (1995).

S.L. Haan, M. Bolt*, H. Nymeyer*, and R. Grobe, "Effects of positive-ion resonances in photoionization of neutral atoms," Phys. Rev. A 51, 4640-4651 (1995).


R. Grobe and S.L. Haan, "Spectral manifestation of core coherence in photoionization," J. Phys. B 27, 735-740 (1994).

V.L. Jacobs, J. Cooper, and S.L. Haan, "Influence of relaxation phenomena in the unified description of resonant and nonresonant radiative transitions," Phys. Rev. A 50, 3005 (1994).

G. Lenters*, S. Platt*, S. Remillard*, J. Kooistra*, J.B. Van Zytveld, "Thermoelectric power of solid and liquid gadolinium", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 6, 3653 (1994).

S.L. Haan, R. Grobe, and J. H. Eberly, "Numerical study of autoionizing states in completely correlated two-electron systems," Phys. Rev. A 50, 378 (1994).

Y. Kita, J.B. Van Zytveld, Z. Morita, I. Iida, "Covalency in liquid Si and liquid transition-metal-Si alloys: X-ray diffraction studies", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 6, 811 (1994).

S.L.Haan, D.P. Steensma*, and R.S. Steen*, "Spatial wavefunction for photoionization from a one-dimensional delta-function potential," J. Phys. B 27, 33 (1994).

D. A. Van Baak and L. Hollberg, "A proposed sum-and-difference method for optical frequency measurement in the near infrared," Optics Letters 19, 1586-8 (1994).

S.L. Haan, R. Grobe, and J.H. Eberly, "Two-electron wavefunctions for model helium," in Multiphoton Processes, Series in Optics and Photonics Vol. 6, ( D.K. Evans and S.L. Chin, Ed., World Scientific, p. 365, (1994).

D. A. Van Baak, "An improved way to use thermistors in temperature servomechanisms," Meas. Sci. Technol. 5, 864-5 (1994).


H.J. Van Till, "Is Special Creationism a Heresy?" Christian Scholar's Review, XXII:4, pp. 380-95, (June, 1993).

D.M. Verbrugge* and J.B.Van Zytveld, "Liquid semiconductors and thermoelectric power generation: MgSb",J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 26 1722 (1993).

D.M. Verbrugge* and J.B. Van Zytveld, "Electronic properties of liquid MgSb," J. Non-cryst. Solids 156-158 736 (1993).

H.J. Van Till, "When Faith and Reason Meet," published as a chapter in Man and Creation: Perspectives on Science and Theology (Hillsdale, MI: Hillsdale College Press), pp. 141-64, 1993

I. Yamamoto, J. Van Zytveld, and H. Endo, "Electronic and atomic structure of AlxLa70-xNi30 amorphous alloys," J. Non-crystalline Solids 156-158, 302 (1993).


H.J. Van Till, "Can the Creationist Tradition be Recovered?" an essay review of the book, Creation and the History of Science , by Christopher Kaiser, in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 178-85 (September, 1992).

S.L. Haan, P.A. Polstra*, W.H. Schotanus*, and E. Van Timmeren*, "Threshold effects and Photoelectron Spectra in Model-System Descriptions of Photodetachment," Phys. Rev. A 46, 5600 (1992).

D. A. Van Baak, "Temperature servomechanisms using thermoelectric modules," Am.J. Phys. 60, 803-815 (1992).


H.J. Van Till, "When Faith and Reason Cooperate," Christian Scholar's Review, XXI:1, pp. 33-45, (September, 1991.)


A.J. Kromminga, P.S. DeVos*, and S.L. Haan, "A Direct Solution for Projected T Operators with Application to Photorecombination in an External Electric Field," Phys. Rev. A 42, 2670 (1990).

PORTRAITS OF CREATION: Biblical and Scientific Perspectives on the World's Formation, by Howard J. Van Till, Robert E. Snow, John H. Stek and Davis A. Young (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990). This book was the product of a year-long collaborative study at the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship.

J.B. Van Zytveld, "Thermopower and the virtual bound state in liquid CuNi," Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Liquid and Amorphous Metals, Kyoto, Japan, J. Non-crystalline Solids, 117 & 118, 437 (1990).

S.L. Haan, M. Walhout*, and J. Cooper, "Threshold Effects in Photodetachment near an Autodetaching or Excited State Resonance," Phys. Rev. A 41, 2598 (1990).


M. Walhout* and D.A. Van Baak, "Laser Physics on the Cheap, or What NOT to Spend Money On," Council on Undergraduate Research Journal 9 (September 1988).