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Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Musician, Author

Physicist and Musician Stephon Alexander has straddled the two worlds of theoretical physics and jazz music over the last two decades. He obtained his Bachelors of Science from Haverford College and Doctorate from Brown and was a research physicist at Imperial College, London and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University.

On the physics front Alexander’s works on the connection between the smallest and largest entities in the universe pushing Einstein’s theory of curved space-time to extremes, beyond the big bang with sub atomic phenomena. Alexander is a specialist in the field of string cosmology, where the physics of superstrings are applied to address longstanding questions in cosmology. In 2001, he co-invented the model of inflation based on higher dimensional hypersurfaces in string theory called D-Branes. In such models the early universe emerged from the destruction of a higher dimensional D-brane which ignites a period of rapid expansion of space often referred to as cosmic inflation.

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Stephon Alexander is also a Jazz saxophonist and has been mentored by Ornette Coleman and Will Calhoun. He has expanded his repertoire to an avant-garde electronic medium as seen in a critically acclaimed Album with RIOUX entitled Here Comes Now. Alexander recently completed his first trade book that delves into the secret link between music and the structure of the universe, The Jazz of Physics.

As a professor, now at Brown University, Alexander has spent most of his career being an advocate of first generation and historically underrepresent groups in the sciences. He was formerly the Director of Dartmouth College’s EE Just STEM Scholars Program. He also does volunteer public speaking in inner city schools and teaches mathematics in prisons and sees these activities as essential parts of his scholarship.

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Forbes Magazine: Open Your Eyes And Learn From Others, Stuart R. Levine, Contributor

Forbes Magazine: Open Your Eyes And Learn From Others, Stuart R. Levine, Contributor

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NPR Interview: Scientist Stephon Alexander: ‘Infinite Possibilities’ Unite Jazz And Physics

NPR Interview: Scientist Stephon Alexander: ‘Infinite Possibilities’ Unite Jazz And Physics

Physicist Stephon Alexander shares his love of science with his students at Brown University, and his love of jazz with musicians around Providence. Courtesy Ari Daniel Stephon Alexander didn’t always

Stephon Alexander on Brian Lehrer Show – Using Jazz to Explain the Multiverse

Stephon Alexander on Brian Lehrer Show – Using Jazz to Explain the Multiverse Popular

Theoretical cosmologist and musician @stephalexander_ explains the universe through jazz. John Coltrane was inspired by Einstein, putting physics and geometry at the core of his music. Stephon Alexander, professor of physics

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The Creators Project: Learn the Physics of Jazz with Stephon Alexander And Rioux

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The Creators Project READ WATCH ABOUT Learn the Physics of Jazz with Stephon Alexander And Rioux Zach Sokol — May 15 2016 Astrophysicist and Dartmouth professor Stephon Alexander connect the mathematical realization of

2013 Edward A. Bouchet Award Recipient

2013 Edward A. Bouchet Award Recipient

Stephon Alexander Dartmouth College Citation: “For his contributions to theoretical cosmology, in particular the interface between fundamental physics and early universe cosmology, that includes work in leptogenesis, and parity violating

Quadruple Play: Physics, Biology, Math and Music

Quadruple Play: Physics, Biology, Math and Music

Physicist and 2013 Edward Bouchet Award winner Stephon Alexander can be seen below with Jim Gates (Obama’s Chief Science Advisor on All things Stem Related), who as we’ve previously noted

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Dr. Stephon Alexander — The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe (Science Salon # 6)

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Dr. Stephon Alexander — The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe (Science Salon # 6) Event Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:00

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Nautilus – Brian Eno Plays the Universe by Stephon Alexander

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IDEAS PHYSICS Brian Eno Plays the Universe A physicist explains what the composer has in common with the dawn of the cosmos. BY STEPHON ALEXANDERILLUSTRATION BY RIC CARRASQUILLOJULY 7, 2016

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Downbeat Magazine since 1934: Stephon Alexander Explores Intersection of Jazz & Physics

Downbeat Magazine since 1934: Stephon Alexander Explores Intersection of Jazz & Physics

Stephon Alexander Explores Intersection of Jazz & Physics Posted 6/1/2016 The idea of a musical universe—The Music of the Spheres—goes back a long way, from Pythagoras and the ancient Greeks

The Mercury News: Author bridges the worlds of music and physics By Paul Freeman

The Mercury News: Author bridges the worlds of music and physics By Paul Freeman

The Mercury News: Author bridges the worlds of music and physics By Paul Freeman For The Daily News @mercnews Among Stephon Alexander’s formative influences were John Coltrane, Albert Einstein and Tony

CBC Radio q: Interview about The Jazz of Physics Hello Stephon.

CBC Radio q: Interview about The Jazz of Physics Hello Stephon. Popular

Gill Deacon guest hosts. Coming up on q for Tuesday, April 26: Gill talks to Stephon Alexander about his new book, The Jazz of Physics, and how he not only uses jazz as musician,

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STEPHON ALEXANDER

CV(PDF)

Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Musician, Author

Physicist and Musician Stephon Alexander has straddled the two worlds of theoretical physics and jazz music over the last two decades. He obtained his Bachelors of Science from Haverford College and Doctorate from Brown and was a research physicist at Imperial College, London and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University.

On the physics front Alexander’s works on the connection between the smallest and largest entities in the universe pushing Einstein’s theory of curved space-time to extremes, beyond the big bang with sub atomic phenomena. Alexander is a specialist in the field of string cosmology, where the physics of superstrings are applied to address longstanding questions in cosmology. In 2001, he co-invented the model of inflation based on higher dimensional hypersurfaces in string theory called D-Branes. In such models the early universe emerged from the destruction of a higher dimensional D-brane which ignites a period of rapid expansion of space often referred to as cosmic inflation.