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Dr. Perry Phillips

March 28  "The Expansion"

Most people have heard the term “big bang” and have an idea that the term implies that the universe is expanding from an initial point (creation). But what is the observational evidence that led to the acceptance of an expanding universe?

4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Lecture, Chairman's Room

March 29  "Cosmic Glow and Cinders"

The “hot big bang,” which occurred about 14 billion years ago, left its imprint upon the universe that we can detect presently with radio telescopes and with satellites. Moreover, we can also observe the “cinders” of the material forged during the first three minutes of creation. These observations, along with the expansion, provide the three pillars upon which we base the big bang origin of the universe.

4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Lecture, Chairman's Room

March 31  "But There Are Problems..."

In spite of the massive evidence for a hot big bang, some questions exist: Why is the universe so flat? Why do unconnected parts of the universe look so similar? Is this the only universe, or are we in one component of a multiverse?

4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Lecture, Chairman's Room

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Dr. Perry Phillips

Astrophysicist

Dr. Phillips received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Cornell University where he became a Christian as a graduate student. He then attended Biblical Theological Seminary (now called Missio), where he earned his M.Div. before heading to the Institute of Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem University College [JUC]), to complete an M.A. in Hebrew language. After his M.A., Dr. Phillips remained at JUC where he taught historical geography to groups of students from around the world. Dr. Phillips has taught over 60 groups in Israel, off and on, and continues to teach historical geography in conjunction with his wife, Dr. Elaine Phillips, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at Gordon College.

Dr. Phillips has also taught at the college level over 15 years and was a senior quality assurance engineer with Comverse, a high-tech firm in the Boston area. He has published numerous articles in the area of theology and science. He lives with his wife Elaine in Gloucester, MA.

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