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CIERA 16th Annual Public Lecture by Dr. Stephon Alexander

When: Thursday, November 14, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Contact: CIERA Astrophysics   (847) 491-8646

Group: CIERA - Annual Public Lecture Series

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) Presents: THE CIERA 16th ANNUAL PUBLIC LECTURE

-- Free and open to the public.
-- All are welcome! Content tailored to a general audience.
-- Meet Northwestern astronomers after the lecture.
-- Campus parking lots are free and unrestricted in the evenings.

Stephon Alexander

Talk Title: TBA

About this Talk:


About the Presenter:

Dr. Stephon Alexander is a Professor of Physics at Brown University. Dr. Alexander is also the Executive Director of Science and Arts Engagement New York Inc. (SAENY) and former President of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). He is a specialist in the field of string cosmology, where the physics of superstrings are applied to address longstanding questions in cosmology and the early universe. 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. Dr. Alexander explores the parallels of music and science connecting research in physics to jazz music. On this topic, He has written a book titled The Jazz of Physics (2016) and teaches a course at Brown called The Jazz of Modern Physics.

For those unable to make it to Evanston, the lecture will be livestreamed.

The Lecture is made possible with support from The Alumnae of Northwestern University


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