Victor J. Stenger

American philosopher

Victor John Stenger (January 29, 1935 – August 27, 2014) was an American particle physicist, educator, philosopher, writer, and religious skeptic. He worked with New Atheism and he also wrote popular science books. He wrote books about physics, quantum mechanics, cosmology, philosophy, religion, atheism, and pseudoscience. He wrote The New York Times bestseller God: The Failed Hypothesis, published in 2007. His final book was called God and the Atom: From Democritus to the Higgs Boson, published in 2013. He was also a science columnist for The Huffington Post. He worked at universities such as the University of Hawaii and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Stenger in September 2011.

Stenger was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was an immigrant from Lithuania. His mother's parents were immigrants from Hungary. He married Phylliss in 1962. They had two children.

Stenger died from an aortic aneurysm on August 27, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 79.[1]


  1. "Victor Stenger, Physicist and Prolific Atheist Author, is Dead at 79". Patheos. August 29, 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.

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