Dr. Gerald Aardsma
Founder and CEO of Aardsma Research & Publishing
Dr. Gerald E. Aardsma obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physics from the University of Guelph in 1978 and 1979 respectively, and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University of Toronto in 1984. During his Ph.D. studies, and subsequently as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Aardsma worked in the newly founded field of accelerator mass spectrometry, a field which is now widely employed for radiocarbon and other rare-isotope dating methods.
Physical dating methods such as radiocarbon play an important role in the construction of historical chronologies. Dr. Aardsma’s background in physics, and his specialization in radioisotopic dating methods provide him with the tools needed to critically evaluate secular dates and their relationship to biblical chronology.
Dr. Aardsma is not only a physicist and a chronologist, he is also a conservative Christian. His research reflects a high view of both the scientific and the biblical data bearing on any question.
Dr. Aardsma has presented his work on biblical chronology at both scientific and theological conferences. (See for example: Near East Chronology: Archaeology and Environment. Radiocarbon, Vol 43, No. 3, 2001, p 1247–1254 Proceedings of the 17th International 14C Conference, edited by H J Bruins, I Carmi, and E Boaretto.)
Articles by Dr. Aardsma
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- Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1984
- M.Sc., Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1979
- B.Sc., Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1978
Note: Dr. Aardsma’s books, A New Approach… (first edition published in 1993, second edition 1995), The Exodus Happened 2450 B.C. (published in 2008), Noah’s Flood Happened 3520 B.C. (published in 2015), and Aging: Cause and Cure (published in 2017) as well as several dozen BC articles (1995–2008) are not included in the following list. Please follow this link to Dr. Aardsma’s research site for these items.
- G.E. Aardsma, “New Radiocarbon Dates for the Reed Mat from the Cave of the Treasure, Israel,” in Near East Chronology: Archaeology and Environment. Radiocarbon 43, No. 3 (2001): 1247–1254; Proceedings of the 17th International 14-C Conference, edited by H.J. Bruins, I Carmi, and E. Boaretto.
- G.E. Aardsma, “Toward an Absolute Chronology at Elk Lake, Minnesota,” Radiocarbon 38, No. 3 (1996): 603–605.
- G.E. Aardsma, “Evidence for a Lost Millennium in Biblical Chronology” Radiocarbon 37, No. 2 (1995): 267–273; Proceedings of the 15th International 14-C Conference, edited by G.T. Cook, D.D. Harkness, B.F. Miller and E.M. Scott.
- G.E. Aardsma, “Search for Radiocarbon in Coal,” The Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Creationism (Pittsburgh: Creation Science Fellowship, 1994), 1–8.
- G.E. Aardsma, “The Exodus Happened 2450 B.C.,” The Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Creationism (Pittsburgh: Creation Science Fellowship, 1994), 9–15.
- G.E. Aardsma, “Response to Dr. Wood” (available from the author; May 12, 1994).
- G.E. Aardsma, “Tree-ring Dating and Multiple Ring Growth per Year” Creation Research Society Quarterly 29 no. 4 (March 1993): 184–189.
- G.E. Aardsma, “Re: Brown: Correlation of C-14 Age with the Biblical Time Scale (Origins 17:56–65),” Origins 18 no. 1 (1991): 6–7.
- G.E. Aardsma, Radiocarbon and the Genesis Flood (San Diego: Institue for Creation Research, Monograph 16, 1991).
- G.E. Aardsma, “Radiocarbon, Dendrochronology, and the Date of the Flood,” The Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Creationism Vol. II (Pittsburgh: Creation Science Fellowship, 1990), 1–10.
- G.E. Aardsma, “Myths Regarding Radiocarbon Dating” Impact 189 (March 1989), Institute for Creation Research.
- G.E. Aardsma, “A Christian Perspective of Einstein’s Relativity,” Confident Living 46 (October 1988): 39.
- G.E. Aardsma, “Has the Speed of Light Decayed Recently?” Creation Research Society Quarterly 25 no. 1 (June 1988): 36–40.
- G.E. Aardsma, “Has The Speed of Light Decayed?” Impact 179 (May 1988), Institute for Creation Research.
- G.E. Aardsma, P. Jagam and J.J. Simpson, “Neutron-activation Analysis of Thorium in Acrylic Samples,” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Articles 111 no. 1 (1987): 111–116.
- G. Aardsma, R.C. Allen, J.D. Anglin, M. Bercovitch, A.L. Carter, H.H. Chen, W.F. Davidson, P.J. Doe, E.D. Earle, H.C. Evans, G.T. Ewan, E.D. Hallman, C.K. Hargrove, P. Jagam, D. Kessler, H.W. Lee, J.R. Leslie, J.D. Macarthur, H.-B. Mak, A.B. McDonald, W. McLatchie, B.C. Robertson, J.J. Simpson, D. Sinclair, P. Skensved and R.S. Storey, “A Heavy Water Detector to Resolve the Solar Neutrino Problem,” Phys. Lett. B 194 no. 2 (1987): 321–325.
- G.E. Aardsma, “Accelerator Mass Spectrometry of 26-Al at 1.2 MV using Charge State +2,” Nucl. Instr. and Method. A238 (1985): 170–172.
- G.E. Aardsma, “Solving Electrostatic Boundary Value Problems Using LAPLAC and POISSO,” Isotrace Internal Report: University of Toronto, Feb. 6, 1984.
- G.E. Aardsma, Accelerator Mass Spectrometry of 26-Al (Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto, 1984).
- G.E. Aardsma, J. R. Stevens, and J. L. Hunt, “A Note on the Study of Polymerizing Styrene through Depolarized Light Scattering,” J. Macromol. Sci.-Phys. B23(3) (1982): 475–479.
- G.E. Aardsma and J. R. Stevens, “Preparation of Clean Polymers for Rayieigh-Brillouin Light Scattering Studies,” J. Pol. Sci. 23 (1979): 2533–2536.
- 1995–present: Independent researcher, Aardsma Research & Publishing, Loda, Illinois.
- 1995–2002: Publisher/editor of The Biblical Chronologist, Aardsma Research & Publishing, Loda, Illinois.
- 1987–1994: Assistant Professor, Astro/Geophysics Department, Institute for Creation Research Graduate School, Santee, California (Department Chairman 1987–1989).
- 1985–1986: Research Associate, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (Mass of the neutrino).
- 1984–1985: Postdoctorate, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry).
- 1979–1984: Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Teaching and problem-solving sessions for introductory Physics students).
- 1978–1979: Teaching Assistant, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (Teaching and problem-solving sessions for first-year Astronomy students).
- 1975–1978: Student Research Assistant, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (Preparation of clean polymer samples for light scattering research studies).
Honors and Awards
- NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada), Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1984-85, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
- NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, 1979-84, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
- NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, 1978-79, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
- E. C. Stevens Scholarship, 1983, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
- Gordon Ferrie Hull Fellowship, 1982, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
- E. F. Burton Scholarship, 1981, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
- J. C. McLennan Award, 1979, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
- Copernicus Award, 1977, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario