Kirsten Birkett trained in science at the University of New South Wales with a PhD in history and philosophy of science. She worked for ten years in Christian publishing while teaching at the Universities of New South Wales and University of Sydney, as well as teaching and studying at Moore Theological College. During this time she wrote a number of articles and books on the relationship between Christianity and science, as well as other topics. Since 2005 Kirsten has lived in London, teaching at Oak Hill Theological College. She now lectures undergraduate courses in philosophy and ethics and reading Calvin’s Institutes. At the master’s level she teaches a module in science and theology. She is a Latimer Trust Research Fellow.
David L. Block was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London at the age of 19. His first research paper, on relativistic astrophysics, was published in London, by the Royal Astronomical Society, at age 20. Professor Block has been a visiting research scientist at the Australian National University, the European Southern Observatory in Germany, Harvard University, the California Institute of Technology, and the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. One of his accolades is the coveted National Science & Technology Forum - BHP Billiton Award, recognizing him as one of South Africa’s foremost communicators in science. An international conference was recently hosted to honor his 60th birthday. He is one of a handful of scientists whose research has twice been featured on the cover of the world’s most prestigious scientific journal “NATURE”. He has authored several books, including Starwatch (Lion Publishing, UK), Sternenwelt (Brockhaus Verlag, Germany), Universums Skapelse (Bokförlaget Libris, Sweden) and more recently, Shrouds of the Night (Springer, NY. Co-author: K.C. Freeman, FRS). David had the pleasure of accompanying Stephen Hawking to meet former President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. He is married to Elizabeth, a lecturer in geography at the University of Johannesburg, and they have three sons.
Peter Korevaar studied physics and astronomy at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. In 1989, he acquired his PhD in astronomy on the topic of "Time-Dependent Models of Stellar Coronae". After two years at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1991 Peter accepted a position at IBM. Since then he has worked as consultant in the areas of logistics, optimization, and analytics, mainly for automotive companies. For many years Peter was the leader of the Physics and Astronomy Group of the German Creationist Society "Wort und Wissen". Currently he is a member of the board of this society. Peter and his wife Heleen live in Germany near Heidelberg. They have five children and are members of a free evangelical church.
John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and a Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is also an Honorary Fellow of Wycliffe Hall and an Adjunct Professor of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and he teaches for the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the Executive Education Centre, Said Business School, Oxford. He is particularly interested in the interface of science, philosophy, and theology and his recent books include Seven Days that Divide the World (on Genesis 1), Gunning for God (on the new atheism) and Stephen Hawking and God (a response to The Grand Design). Professor Lennox has debated a number of the world’s leading atheists including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Peter Singer. (www.johnlennox.org)
Andy McIntosh now retired from the University of Leeds, holds an emeritus chair in Thermodynamics and Combustion Theory, and has lectured and researched in these fields for over 30 years. He has a PhD in Combustion Theory from the Aerodynamics Department of what was then Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University), a DSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wales and worked for a number of years at the Royal Aircraft Establishment. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institute of Energy, the Institute of Physics, and the Royal Aeronautical Society. A chartered mathematician and engineer, and author of over 180 papers and articles, his research has been in combustion in fluids and solids. His work has also included investigations into the fundamental link between thermodynamics and information, and in the last few years he has been involved in research in the area of biomimetics where the minute combustion chamber of the bombardier beetle has inspired a patented novel spray technology. He now lectures widely on origins, and has authored the book Genesis for Today (Day One, 5th Edition, 2014), and contributed to the books In Six Days (Master Books, 2009),Should Christians Embrace Evolution? (IVP, 2009), and Origins – Examining the evidence (Truth in Science, 2011). He is co director of the UK education think tank Truth in Science and married with 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Ilona Simon is a mathematician at a Hungarian university, where she teaches analysis, calculus, probability theory and other branches of mathematics. She works in the areas of harmonic analysis and has done several research projects connected to convergence. She has been a lecturer for science and faith at her university for several years. She has a strong interest in apologetics in general, and her contributions include topics of scientific apologetics, philosophy of science, and the limits of science.
Daniel von Wachter is is professor and director of the International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein. He is German and studied philosophy and theology at Munich, Leichtenstein, Innsbruck, Hamburg, and Oxford. His research focusses on metaphysics and philosophy of religion.
Peter J. Williams is the Principal and CEO of Tyndale House, Cambridge. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he received his MA, MPhil, and PhD in the study of ancient languages related to the Bible. After his PhD, he was on staff in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University (1997–1998), and thereafter taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Cambridge University as Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic and as Research Fellow in Old Testament at Tyndale House, Cambridge (1998–2003). From 2003 to 2007 he was on the faculty of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he became a Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Deputy Head of the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy. Since 2007 he has been leading Tyndale House, and he is also an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Translation Oversight Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible. Most recently he has been assisting Dr Dirk Jongkind in Tyndale House’s production of a major edition of the Greek New Testament.