Dr. Mike Strauss


Currently, my research is conducted at CERN, where I am a collaborator on the ATLAS experiment. The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 confirmed the Higgs mechanism of the standard model, but also opened up a number of questions. For instance, is it possible that there are a whole family of Higgs bosons with different masses? I am actively looking for evidence of higher mass Higgs bosons. In addition, I am doing research trying to understand properties of the top quark, the fundamental particle with the highest mass. I have collaborated in research which measures the pole-mass of the top quark and tries to understand top-quark production by measuring properties of quark or gluon jets produced in conjunction with the top quark.

Be sure to check out Dr. Strauss’ new book The Creator Revealed: A Physicist Examines the Big Bang and the Bible

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