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Constance Kalbach Walker

 

Title:

*    Senior Research Scientist (retired)
TUNL, Physics Department, Duke University

Contact Information:

*      Email: cwalker@duke.edu

Research Interests:

*      Phenomenology of Nuclear Reactions

As one of the pioneers in the study of preequilibrium nuclear reactions, I was active in the field for nearly 50 years, developing simple phenomenological models to describe these reactions. My computer code preco evolved over this time and has been used around the world in both basic and applied research. My research was conducted at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory and constituted the TUNL Program on Nuclear Reaction Phenomenology. I am now retired.

 

Other Interests:

*      Christianity and Science

Having become a Christian in 1975, I have thought carefully about the relationship between the findings of science and the message of the Bible. I have given talks on the subject to student and church groups, often in partnership with my late husband, William D. Walker. Together we produced a 14,000 word booklet entitled The Heart and Hand of God: Perspectives on Christianity and Science, now in its third edition. The booklet has also been translated into French.

 

*      Writings and Life of Adolphe Monod

Adolphe Monod (1802-1856) was a renowned evangelical preacher in France and Switzerland and was sometimes referred to as “the voice of the Awakening.”  I have translated and edited seven volumes of his work. I was also the principal editor of a new French edition of Monod’s most famous work, Les Adieux. A short, popular, book-length biography of Monod was published in 2013 by Evangelical Press as part of their series Bitesize Biographies.

 

*      Recording the Peace and Beauty of God’s Creation

I have a deep appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us in nature, placed there by a loving Creator. A few lovely, peaceful places have become special havens of rest and restoration for me, and I try to capture them in digital images, both for my own enjoyment and to share the beauty with others. Samples are posted from winter vacations on Jekyll Island, Georgia and from trips to North Carolina’s Eno River State Park. Earlier pictures from the mountains near Durango, Colorado were taken with a much simpler camera.

 

*      Medical Missions in West Africa

A group of churches in French West Africa has found medical clinics to be an effective adjunct to their work in starting new churches, particularly in rural areas. Teams of doctors, nurses, and other volunteers from the U.S. go to West Africa for a week to run primary care clinics where little health care is available. The national church leaders select the location and make local arrangements for our teams, and they alone are responsible for follow-up. I have been able to take part in two such clinics, using my knowledge of French to do language interpretation. PDF files of reports, including a description of the work and a recounting of some amazing answers to prayer, are available for the trips in 2005 and 2007.

 

West Africa, July 2007

 

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