The original talk — given to an audience of young women — primarily concerned gender politics within the subculture of high-energy physicists. In a short presentation during a CERN workshop, Strumia used the fact that men had received more awards for physics than women to prove that women were less qualified that men in the field.
The professor also complained about what he referred to as "gender Marxism" in the field, specifically noting his own professional failures in seeking prestigious appointments at highly-placed scientific facilities, according to Gizmodo.com.
His official ouster from CERN — the largest particle physics lab on the planet — occurred Thursday, according to multiple reports.
"As a result of its own investigation and following the decision taken by the University of Pisa, CERN decided not to extend Professor Strumia's status of Guest Professor," the facility stated, cited by BBC.
"The actual presentation was not uploaded ahead of time," observed theoretical physicist and CERN workshop organizer Marika Taylor of the University of Southampton in the UK.
"The content and delivery was unprofessional and violated codes of conduct," Taylor added, cited by Gizmodo.
Women scientists around the globe lauded CERN's widely-publicized move.
"The recent [CERN] statement is a powerful message for scientists all over the world; irrespective of your status, you will be held accountable for your actions," noted Imperial College London physicist Jessica Wade, cited by the BBC.