He was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on February 2nd, 1942. In 1959, he was one of 40 winners of the Westinghouse National Science Talent Search. He received his B.S. degree in physics from Duke University in 1963. In 1972, he received his Phd in physics from Louisiana State University (LSU). His dissertation was on cosmic rays and ultrahigh energy nucleon-nucleon interactions.
For the next 6 years, he worked in the High Voltage Lab at General Electric, designing and inventing equipment and researching high voltage phenomena, where he received his first of 3 patents and one of the Industrial Research magazines IR-100 awards.
In 1979, he started work at the US government’s Sandia National Lab in New Mexico in nuclear physics, geophysics, pulsed-power research and was co-inventor of a special laser-triggered ‘Rimfire’ high voltage switch. He received 2 awards from Sandia including an Award for Excellence for contributions to light ion-fusion target theory.
- Other work he’s been involved in:
Designed and theoretically analyzed thermonuclear fusion targets using radiation hydrodynamic codes.
- Designed key high-voltage parts of Sandia’s 100-Terawatt Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator II and conducted fusion power experiments on it. Same designs are in use today on Sandia’s Z machine.
- Research on low-temperature solids and studies on superconductors.
- Nuclear weapons projects, including stockpile engineering for W87 firing set.
- Helped design new inkjet printer component and shared patent on it.
- Developed high repetition-rate neutron tube driver and gamma-ray spectrometer for borehole logging applications. Patent on high-voltage power supply for it.
- Patents on wide-bandwidth electric field sensor and high-voltage neutron tube supply. Designed lightning current waveform recorder which won IR-100 Award.
- Studied electric fields and ion currents under ultrahigh voltage DC transmission lines.
- Theoretical studies of relativistic velocity dependence of nuclear forces.
- He’s also published in the following journals:
Recently measured helium diffusion rate for zircon suggests inconsistency with U-Pb age for Awards Fenton Hill granodiorite (lead author is Humphreys), Eos, Transactions of the American and Geophysical Union 84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V32C-1047 (December 2003). Poster at <http://www.icr.org/pdf/research/AGUHeliumPoster_Humphreys.pdf>.
- The enigma of the ubiquity of 14C in organic samples older than 100 ka (lead author is J. R. Baumgardner), Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V32C-1045 (December 2003). Poster at <http://www.icr.org/pdf/research/AGUC-14_Poster_Baumgardner.pdf>.
- S. Patent No. 6,350,015(26 Feb 2002) Magnetic drive systems and methods for a micromachined fluid ejector.
- Sandia National Laboratories Award for Excellence
- Comparison of experimental results and calculated detector responses for PBFA II thermal source experiments, Review of Scientific Instruments63(10), October 1992.
- Sandia National Laboratories Award for Excellencein developing and executing new and innovative light ion target theory, 1990.
- Inertial confinement fusion with light ion beams, 13th Internat. Conf. on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, Washington, D.C. 1–6, October 1990.
- Reducing aspect ratios in inertial confinement fusion targets, JOWOG 37 Conference, Albuquerque, NM, January 1990. (Contents classified).
- S. Patent No. 4,808,368(28 Feb. 1989) ‘High voltage supply for neutron tubes in well-logging applications.’
- Sandia National Laboratories Exceptional Contribution Award, for Rimfire laser-triggered gas-insulated switch, 1988.
- Progress toward a superconducting opening switch, Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Arlington, Virginia, 1987, pp. 279–282.
- Scaling relations for the Rimfire multi-stage gas switch, Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Arlington, VA, 29 June – 1 August 1987.
- Industrial Research Magazine IR-100 awardto PBFA-II project, 1986.
- Rimfire: a six megavolt laser-triggered gas-filled switch for PBFA-II, Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Arlington, Virginia, 10–12 June 1985, pp. 262–269.
- PBFA II, a 100 TW pulsed power driver for the inertial confinement fusion program, Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Arlington, Virginia, 10–12 June 1985.
- Uranium logging with prompt fission neutrons, International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 34:261–268, 1983.
- Scientific creationism, Physics Today35:84–86, June 1982.
- Uranium logging with prompt fission neutrons, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, NS–28(1981) 1691–1695.
- Pulsed neutron gamma ray logging for minerals associated with uranium, 6th Conf. on Small Accelerators in Research and Industry, Denton, TX, November 3–5, 1980. Sandia National Laboratories document no. SAND80-1531.
- Industrial Research Magazine IR-100 awardfor lightning waveform recorder (to D. R. Humphreys and two others), 1978.
- S. Patent No. 4,054,835(18 Oct. 1977) ‘Rapid-response electric field sensor.’
- Wide-range multi-channel analog switch, Nuclear Instruments and Methods121:505–508, 1974.
- The 1/γ velocity dependence of nucleon-nucleus optical potentials, Nuclear Physics A182(1972) 580.
- Studies of hadron interactions at energies around 10 TeV using an ionization spectrometer–emulsion chamber combination, Proc. 11th Int. Conf. on Cosmic Rays, Budapest 1969, in Acta Physica Acad. Sci. Hungaricae29 (1970) 497–503.
- Wide-range multi-input pulse height recording system, Review of Scientific Instruments38 (1967) 1123–1127
His name is Dr. Russell Humphries.
By the way, he’s also a Christian and a young earth creationist (YEC). Many of his creationist articles can be found at:
- Some of his journal are listed below:
The Creation of Cosmic Magnetic Fields, Sixth International Conference on Creationism (ICC), 3–7 August 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 213–230. Proceedings, PowerPoints, and DVDs available from <www.icc08.org/>.
- Creation cosmologies solve spacecraft mystery,Acts & Facts 16(10):10–12, October 2007. HTML version archived at <www.icr.org/article/3472/>.
- A tale of two hourglasses, ICR Impact402, December 2006. Archived at <www.icr.org/article/3131/>.
- Helium pressures Henke, True OriginsInternet article, 5 January 2006. Archived at <www.trueorigin.org/helium02.asp>.
- Young helium diffusion age supports accelerated nuclear decay, in Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth, Vol II: Results, Vardiman, Snelling, and Chaffin, editors, Institute for Creation Research/Creation Research Society, El Cajon, CA, chapter 7, pp.25–100, 2005.
- Evidence for a young world, ICR Impact384, June 2005. Archived at <www.icr.org/article/1842/>.
- What the ASA doesn’t want its readers to know, Creation Matters13(2):1–2, March/April 2008.
- Helium evidence for a young world remains crystal-clear, True OriginsInternet article, 27 April 2005. Archived at <www.trueorigin.org/helium01.asp>.
- Isochrons made easier, Creation Matters9(6):1–2, November/December 2004. Archived at <www.creationresearch.org/creation_matters/pdf/2004/CM09%2006%20low.PDF>.
- 14C — The creationists’ friend, Creation Matters9(6):5,2, November/December 2004. At <www.creationresearch.org/creation_matters/pdf/2004/CM09%2006%20low.PDF>.
- Mercury’s messenger, Creation Matters9(4):1,9, July/August 2004. Archived at <www.creationresearch.org/creation_matters/pdf/2004/CM09%2006%20low.PDF>.
- Helium diffusion age of 6,000 years supports accelerated nuclear decay (lead author is Humphreys), Creation Research Society Quarterly(CRSQ) 41(1):1–16, June 2004. Archived at <www.creationresearch.org/CRSQ/articles/41/41_1/Helium.htm>.
- New RATE data support a young world, ICR Impact366, December 2003. Archived at <www.icr.org/article/114/>.
- Helium diffusion rates support accelerated nuclear decay (lead author is Humphreys), Fifth ICC, 4–9 August 2003, Geneva College, Beaver Falls Pennsylvania, pp. 175–208. Archived at <www.icr.org/pdf/research/Helium_ICC_7-22-03.pdf>.
- Radioisotopes and the age of the earth, (lead author is L. Vardiman), Fifth ICC, 4–9 August 2003, Geneva College, Beaver Falls Pennsylvania, pp. 337–348. Archived at <www.icr.org/pdf/research/RATE_ICC_Vardiman.pdf>.
- Measurable 14C in fossilized organic materials: confirming the young earth creation-flood model, (lead author is J. R. Baumgardner), Fifth ICC, 4–9 August 2003, Geneva College, Beaver Falls Pennsylvania, pp. 127–142. Archived at <www.icr.org/pdf/research/RATE_ICC_Baumgardner.pdf>.
- Gray clouds in the heavens, CRSQ39(4):278, March 2003.
- Carbon 14 is the creationist’sfriend, Creation Science Fellowship Newsletter 14(1), Insert, pp. 1–4, (January 2003), CSF of New Mexico, P.O. Box 6212, Albuquerque, NM 87107.
- Nuclear decay: evidence for a young world, ICR Impact352, October 2002. Archived at <www.icr.org/article/302/>.
- Gray clouds, CRSQ39(2):137, September 2002.
- The battle for a cosmic center, ICR Impact350, August 2002. Archived at <www.icr.org/article/304/>.
- The Earth’s magnetic field is still losing energy, CRSQ39(1):3–13, June 2002. Archived at <www.creationresearch.org/CRSQ/articles/39/39_1/GeoMag.htm>.
- The Earth’s magnetic field: closing a loophole in the case for its youth, Creation Matters7(2):1–4, March/April
- Archived at <www.creationresearch.org/creation_matters/pdf/2002/cm07%2002a.pdf>.
So much for the claim that creationists aren’t real scientists and haven’t published in scientific journals.
For His Kingdom,
- Some of his journal are listed below: