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Stephon Alexander

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Science:

Stephon Alexander is a theoretical physicist who thinks about the connection between big things and small things.

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Secret:

Stephon is a jazz saxophonist who loves to improvise music and ponder the physics of emotion.

A Real-Life Superhero

Stephon Alexander's 10th grade Physics teacher changes his life forever.

A Real Horn Player

Stephon Alexander makes the leap from Kenny G. to John Coltrane and never looks back.

30 Second Science with Stephon Alexander

We give Stephon Alexander 30 seconds to describe his science and he talks about big things and small things.

10 Questions for Stephon Alexander

We ask Stephon Alexander 10 questions and he chooses Coltraine over Einstein.

More Sax From Stephon

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Blog Posts

His Favorite Things: Stephon’s Top Five Albums Ever
Ask Stephon Your Questions
Just Play!
Is It All About Us?
The Very Big And The Very Small
Where Does Science Come From?

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About Stephon Alexander

Stephon is a theoretical physicist who teaches at Haverford College.

Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.