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Michael Strauss is a professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. He did both his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, finishing his PhD in 1989. After postdoctoral stints at Caltech and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he came to Princeton University in 1995.
He is an observational cosmologist, and uses surveys of the sky to study the large-scale distribution of galaxies, the evolution of structure in the universe, and the physical nature of galaxies and quasars. His team has discovered some of the most distant known quasars in the universe, and used them to probe the physical state of the universe when it was less than 10% of its present age.
Professor Strauss has taught an introductory astronomy course for non-scientists for most of the time he has been at Princeton; he also teaches upper division and graduate courses in astronomy methods and extragalactic astronomy. He has been a Faculty Advisor in Butler College since 2002.