Zweerink has a BS in physics and a PhD in astrophysics from Iowa State University (ISU) where he focused his studies on gamma rays – messengers from distant black holes and neutron stars. Upon completing his education, Zweerink taught at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Postdoctoral research took him to the University of California, Riverside, and eventually to a research faculty position at UCLA where he conducted research using STACEE and VERITAS gamma-ray telescopes. As of 2017, Zweerink still held a research faculty position at UCLA where he was working on GAPS, a balloon experiment seeking to detect dark matter.
Zweerink also serves as a research scholar at Reasons to Believe, an apologetics ministry (see, reasons.org) where he enjoys speaking at churches, youth groups, universities, and professional groups around the country, encouraging people to consider the truth of Scripture and how it connects with the evidence of science.
Zweerink has authored Who’s Afraid of the Multiverse? and coauthor of more than 30 journal articles, as well as numerous conference proceedings.