Meet the physicist who brings scientist's touch to jazz

Musician and scientist Stephon Alexander says intuition is the lifeblood of both jazz and physics.
Stephon Alexander specializes in particle physics on campus, but also moonlights as a accomplished jazz saxophonist. (Darmouth University )

Brown University professor by day. Jazz musician by night. Stephon Alexander showcases his dual identity in The Jazz of Physics — a new book about how creativity and intuition unite his favourite art and science. 

Today he joins guest host Gill Deacon to discuss the rhythm, harmony, and improvisation he sees in both his passions. 

WEB EXTRA | Want to geek out a little harder? Alexander gets deeper into the details, "Pythagorean thinking of a musical universe", and all. 



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