Stephon H. Alexander

Stephon Alexander
Stephon H. Alexander
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College

STEPHON H. ALEXANDER is a tenured associate professor of physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Brown University in 2000, with a dissertation titled “Topics at the Interface between String Theory and Cosmology.” From 2000 to 2002, he held a postdoctoral fellowship from PPARC (the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council of the United Kingdom). He recently won the National Science Foundation CAREER award and was elected a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. His research focuses on unresolved problems such as the cosmological—constant or dark—energy problem that connect cosmology to quantum gravity and the standard model of elementary particles. In particular, he uses observations in cosmology to both construct and test fundamental theories.