Stephon Alexander to Receive the Isaac Asimov Science Award from the American Humanist Association

The American Humanist Association (AHA) announced that Stephon Alexander will be awarded the prestigious Isaac Asimov Science Award at the AHA’s 82nd annual conference Crossroads and Collective Futures, in Denver, Colorado on May 6, 2023.

Stephon AlexanderEach year the AHA gives humanist awards to prominent people who promote humanist values. Professor Alexander will be honored with the Humanist Science Award in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of cosmology, particle physics, and quantum gravity; his explorations of the interconnectedness between music, physics, mathematics, and technology; and his advocacy for the importance of greater racial diversity in physics and other sciences.

Previous Isaac Asimov Science Awardees have included Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Steve Wozniak, Sylvia Earle, and Pamela Gay.

AHA’s Interim Executive Director Nicole Carr stated, “The AHA is proud and honored to recognize the important achievements of all three of our main awardees. Stephon Alexander has done significant work in physics as well as exploring the interconnections of physics, music, and mathematics, and promoting diversity and inclusion in scientific fields.”

In addition to the awards ceremonies, the conference will bring together humanist leaders, activists and community members to discuss pressing topics of our time and explore new ideas for building the future of humanism.

The American Humanist Association (AHA), founded in 1941, is the oldest and largest humanist organization in the United States. The AHA has long stood for a scientific and nontheistic understanding of the world around us, racial and economic equity, social justice, democracy, freedom of expression, church-state separation, critical thinking, and evidence-based solutions to the issues of our world.