Stephon Alexander, Ph.D.

Stephon Alexander is a theoretical physicist, musician and author whose work is at the interface between cosmology, particle physics and quantum gravity. He 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 subatomic phenomena. Alexander is a professor of physics at Brown University and the president of the National Society of Black Physicists.

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Paul Chaikin, Ph.D.

Paul Chaikin is a Silver Professor of Physics at NYU, where he helped found the Center for Soft Matter Research. His more recent research centers on photonic non-crystals, artificial active matter, colloids, self-assembly, self-replication, DNA nanotechnology, topological defects on curved surfaces and quantifying order in nonequilibrium phenomena. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and a Fellow of the AAA&S, the APS and the Institute of Physics (London).

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