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Undergraduate Advising and Research
Parker House, HB 6201
Hanover, NH
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E. E. Just Professor

Professor Stephon H. Alexander, the E. E. Just Professor of Natural Sciences at Dartmouth is the Director of the E. E. Just Program. 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.  He is passionate about teaching and researching with students and finding connections between music and science.

Welcome Message to Students

Dear Students,
Let me first begin by wishing you an enjoyable and successful 2012 academic year. As I was reflecting on meaningful events to plan this year for the new EE Just Program, I thought back to the days when I was an undergraduate. I asked myself "What are the events that I would have wanted to experience, that did now come to past?" This fall's exciting and engaging EE Just symposium emerged as the answer to my question. I want to extend a warm welcome for you and your friends to come and participate in this exciting event, which will kick off with the Keynote address by one of President Obama's science and technology advisors, Dr. Jim Gates.

What happens when we bring together the developer of the X-Box, Kinect motion detector with a world renowned Primatolgist? How about having a laid back coffee discussions with one of the best mathematicians in the world that makes internationally acclaimed independent films? Witness a heated debate between who the BBC calls the "bad-boy of physics" Joao Magueijo and a Dartmouth prof- will Dartmouth win the battle? Most importantly, is that the informal and interactive nature of the EE Just Symposium welcomes your participation at all levels of engagement. It is in this spirit, I enthusiastically invite you to participate in all of the talks and informal conversations during the EE Just Symposium, which will take place this Sept 27-29th. Please click on the link to the symposium and check out the bios of the the invited speakers:
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at, Kathy Weaver ( or Dean Paul Buckley (

Well beyond the Symposium I look forward to working with all of you in the years to come.

Best wishes,

Professor Stephon Alexander

Stephon H.S. Alexander, Ph.D
The Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor of Natural Sciences
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Director of the EE Just Program
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755


Last Updated: 11/19/12