Jordan Alexander , BSc, 1991
AUT's Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research
Type of Business
Training / Research
Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research
Auckland University of Technology
Private bBag 92006
Description of Business or Organization
- Training the next generation of new zealand tertiary students in mathematics, physics, and computation using interdisciplinary approaches I learned from evergreen
- Exploring the quantum nature of matter via astrophysics of the interstellar medium and radio recombination lines with professor sergei gulyaev
- Participating in the genesis/evolution of radio astronomy in nz, including the involvement in one of the world's greatest scientific enterprises, the square kilometer array or SKA. this forthcoming telescope will be humankind's most sensitive scientific 'ear' for listening to the rhythms of the cosmos.
How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?
My evergreen BSc in physics / history of science prepared me for a public and personal life in the exploration and teaching of scientific ideas
Evergreen encouraged me to always ask questions, work intimately with others, explore topics multi-dimensionally and express my written/spoken ideas succinctly and with personal flair. In this preparation, I wish to recognize evergreen members stephanie coontz, chuck pailthorp, porsche everson, don middendorf, and the late/great byron youtz .