Stephon Alexander

Stephon Alexander is a musician and professor of physics and astronomy at Brown University.

He was previously a professor at Dartmouth College, where he directed the Dartmouth EE Just Scholars program which promotes excellence and innovation for young scientists especially from underrepresented backgrounds. He is the president of the National Society of Black Physicists. Born in Trinidad, Alexander is a theoretical physicist, jazz saxophonist and author specializing in the interface between cosmology, particle physics and quantum gravity.

Alexander has worked on a variety of projects throughout his career. In August 2014, he released a critically acclaimed album, Here Comes Now, in collaboration with electronic producer RIOUX. His 2016 book, The Jazz of Physics, explores the secret link between music and the structure of the universe.


Areas of Expertise: Cosmology, Particle Physics, Quantum Gravity, Intersections with Jazz Music

Location: Providence, R.I.

Contact Information: 

Phone: 215-264-7096


Twitter: @stephstem

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Added December 2015

Last Verified: February 2020