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Victor J. Stenger

Victor Stenger received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1963. He has had an active research career in elementary particle physics and astrophysics. He is emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii and visiting fellow in philosophy at the University of Colorado. Professor Stenger has also been a visiting professor at the University of Heidelberg, Oxford University (twice), Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, and the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Research. He has authored or coauthored over fifty papers in major physics and astrophysics journals on his research, and he has given over 100 talks at international conferences, all of which are published in the proceedings of these conferences. He is the author of Has Science Found God?; Not by Design; Physics and Psychics; Timeless Reality; and The Unconscious Quantum.

Born (YYYY.MM.DD): 1935.01.29

Occupation: Professor of Physics


  • BSEE, Newark Col. of Engr. (now New Jersey Institute of Technology) (1956)
  • MS Physics, University of California at Los Angeles (1958)
  • PhD Physics, University of California at Los Angeles (1963)


  • Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado


  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Colorado


Homepage URL: http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/vstenger/

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Not by Design: The Origin of the Universe

Not by Design: The Origin of the Universe

This book makes a compelling case for the idea that the universe didn’t come about through the handywork of some magical space pixie. The naysayers will throw about their arguments from incredulity while kicking & screaming but, in the end, even they (if anything like a rational mind still inhabits their bodies) will be forced […]