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Dr. Jason Lisle graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University where he double-majored in physics and astronomy and minored in mathematics. He received his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Lisle has done extensive research in solar astrophysics at JILA (Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics) using the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft. His doctoral dissertation “Probing the Dynamics of Solar Supergranulation and Its Interaction with Magnetism” explored the nature of solar subsurface weather, convection, large-scale solar flows, and near-surface magnetism. Dr. Lisle’s scientific discoveries include the following: the detection of polar alignment of supergranulation, the cause of the large-scale disk convergence anomaly seen in correlation tracking of solar Doppler data, the detection of solar giant cell boundaries, and the cause of the “wavelike” characteristics seen in solar power spectra.
Dr. Lisle has also made contributions in the field of general relativity, having developed a novel technique for computing trajectories in the Schwarzschild metric with subsequent application in other metrics.
In addition to secular research, Dr. Lisle has written articles (and is also a reviewer) for the Answers in Genesis website, the Creation magazine and Answers magazine, as well as in-depth articles for the Journal of Creation (formerly TJ). He has been a reviewer/technical consultant for several books on the topic of creation astronomy; these include Refuting Compromise (by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati), Universe by Design (by Dr. Danny Faulkner), and Dismantling the Big Bang (by Dr. John Hartnett and Alex Williams). Dr. Lisle is a member of the Creation Research Society.
Dr. Lisle has years of experience in teaching astronomy and running observatory programs. He now works as a research scientist, author, and speaker at Answers in Genesis in Kentucky, and is the planetarium director at the Creation Museum.
This book would not have been possible without the support of many friends and my family. I want to extend a special thanks to the reviewers and technical consultants of this book. These are Danny Faulkner, Ken Ham, Russ Humphreys, Jonathan Sarfati, and Carl Wieland. Their encouragement and feedback are very much appreciated.