Alex is a Solar Astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with ADNET Systems Inc. He received a B.S. at Florida State University while working for the now defunct SSC. Alex received a M.S. and PhD in astrophysics.
Alex joined the SOHO/EIT NASA group after grad school. With the help of some of his colleagues he established of the Solar Image Processing Workshops. Alex has helped organize and run 5 workshops and edited 2 special topic Solar Physics journal volumes on Solar Image Processing. Young's passion for sharing knowledge has been fueled by giving public lectures, television and radio interviews for NASA/TV and participating in several Discovery Channel documentaries. To further this outreach he established thesuntoday Facebook fan page and website, thesuntoday.org.