Hugh Ross is an astronomer who, along with Dr. Gerald Schroeder, received the Ide P. Trotter Prize presented by Texas A&M University in recognition of his work in demonstrating connections between science and religion. Hugh's mental prowess and spiritual gift of evangelism enable him to address audiences of any type. Hugh has an exceptional memory, vast scientific knowledge in multiple disciplines, and a working command of Scripture that makes him a professor's professor.
Hugh can comfortably address a live audience of 20,000 people and be surrounded by scholarly skeptics and be pummeled with complex questions. Hugh was born to ask hard questions and embrace other people's hard questions.
His Ph.D. in Astronomy is from the University of Toronto, and his Bachelor's in Physics is from the University of British Columbia. He has received grants such as from the National Research Council of Canada and conducted original research on quasars and galaxies as a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology.
Hugh is also an apologist and the author of fifteen books including Improbable Planet, Why The Universe Is the Way It Is, and Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job.
Hugh lives in Southern California with his wife, Kathy, and their two sons.