Casper Hesp

Casper Hesp is a Master student of Astrophysics and Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam. Before starting this double programme, he obtained two B. Sc. degrees with the honorific Summa Cum Laude at the University of Groningen in 2015: one in Psychology and one in Astronomy. His research interests are focused on computational approaches for furthering theoretical understanding within both of these fields. He has worked on simulating a diversity of systems such as galaxies, parent-child play in autism, and neural agents in an evolutionary setting. Casper was elected as Student of the Year 2013 of the University of Groningen and is currently a recipient of the Amsterdam Science Talent Scholarship.

 

  • Four Amazing Examples of Historical Science in Action

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    Four Amazing Examples of Historical Science in Action | Casper Hesp

    Hypotheses about the past can generate predictions that can be tested against observations in the present. And conversely, present-day observations and experiments spur new hypotheses... Read More >

  • Galactic Archaeology: Uncovering the History Written in the Stars

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    Galactic Archaeology: Uncovering the History Written in the Stars | Casper Hesp

    One really powerful piece of evidence for the old age of the universe consists of the leftovers of dwarf galaxies that were consumed by our Milky Way a long time ago. Read More >

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  • How to Fine-Tune Arguments for God’s Existence

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    How to Fine-Tune Arguments for God’s Existence | Casper Hesp

    In his book Signposts to God, Peter Bussey presents a fine-tuning argument for God's existence, but Casper Hesp argues that his way of presenting the argument is not “fine-tuned... Read More >

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  • Our Favorite Books of 2016

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    Our Favorite Books of 2016 | Casper Hesp

    Check out some of our favorite books we read in 2016! Read More >

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  • Light Matters: Does the Big Bang Have a Big Problem?

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    Light Matters: Does the Big Bang Have a Big Problem? | Casper Hesp

    The Big Bang theory still has some unresolved questions. But they are minor compared to the problems with the six-day creationist model. Read More >

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  • Dispatches From the Forum: Faith in Crisis

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    Dispatches From the Forum: Faith in Crisis | Casper Hesp

    Nathan reached out to the BioLogos Forum community for support in the midst of a profound period of darkness and doubt. Read More >

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  • Light Matters: What is Light Actually Made of?

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    Light Matters: What is Light Actually Made of? | Casper Hesp

    If you set your clocks in a certain way, light rays and even trains can travel at infinite speed. But is it fair to their limitations?   Read More >

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  • Light Matters: Is Einstein a Friend of Young-earth Creationism?

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    Light Matters: Is Einstein a Friend of Young-earth Creationism? | Casper Hesp

    Casper Hesp engages young-earth creationist scientist Jason Lisle's proposal to explain how distant starlight could have reached Earth if the universe were created roughly 6,000 years... Read More >

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