Dr. Mike Strauss – March 28, 2017


Dr. Strauss is a professor of physics at the University of Oklahoma. He conducts research studying the fundamental particles and interactions in the universe using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a member of a team of researchers that discovered the Higgs Boson particle in 2012.

As a scientist, Professor Strauss has the opportunity to observe the handiwork of God in His creation. Dr. Strauss has a remarkable ability to simplify even complex scientific subjects and will present his talk in a manner that will be easily accessible and enjoyable. He will share insights he has gained about the character and working of God through what he has observed in his research.

Dr. Strauss earned his B.S. in physical science from Biola University in La Mirada California and his Ph.D. in experimental particle physics from UCLA. He did post-doctoral research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center for the University of Massachusetts. He has been at the University of Oklahoma for 21 years and been honored with many awards including the Associated Students Outstanding Professor in the College of Arts and Science (1999), the BP AMOCO Foundation Good Teaching Award (2000), the Regents Award for Superior Teaching (2002), the Carlisle Mabrey and Lurine Mabrey Presidential Professorship (2006), and the David Ross Boyd Professorship (2012).

Professor Strauss has spoken at universities and churches throughout the world on the intersection of science and Christian faith. He attends a non-denominational church in Norman. He has been married to a first grade teacher, Julie, for over 27 years, and has two adult children, Zach and Christy. When not colliding particles or teaching classes, he enjoys snow skiing, bicycling, and golf.


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