39 Alpha is a nonprofit, scientific research organization envisioned and founded by doctors of physics, information science, and geochemistry.

We conduct original open-source research on topics which further our scientific mission: To explore and quantify human interactions with the Earth. We carry out this research under the direction of guiding principles which represent paradigm shifts in how research is conducted. This 39 Alpha method stands apart from modern scientific orthodoxy in three differentiating ways:

  1. We operate and publish as a team. There are no individual authors.
  2. We publish our tools (software) in full, integrated within and alongside our scientific publications.
  3. We make our failures public. Tools, methodology, everything other researchers might need to learn from our experience, correct our mistakes, and avoid out pitfalls.