Alexander submitted his master’s thesis in Computational Physics at the University of Oslo in 2018. The subject of his thesis was Monte Carlo simulations of quantum dots constrained to different potential wells. For his thesis he developed software in C++ and Python, but he has experience with C and Java as well. His education has given him experience in solving complex physical and mathematical problems using various numerical methods and libraries. This has made him an experienced programmer and he is good at adapting to new systems as well as learning new programming languages.
In addition to his physics background he is finishing a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics with Informatics at the University of Oslo. During his thesis he worked part-time with IT support at the Physics Department at the University of Oslo and taught science to children at the Forskerfabrikken summer school.