Victor J. Stenger is a retired elementary particle physicist and author of twelve books including the 2007 New York Times bestseller God: The Failed Hypothesis. How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist. His latest book is God and the Atom: From Democritus to the Higgs Boson.
Dr. Stenger grew up in a Catholic working class neighborhood in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was a Lithuanian immigrant, his mother the daughter of Hungarian immigrants. He attended public schools and received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Newark College of Engineering (now New Jersey Institute of Technology) in 1956. While at NCE, he was editor of the student newspaper and received several journalism awards.