Lieutenant Alexander Varrenbek

Name Alexander Varrenbek PhD

Position Chief Science Officer

Rank Lieutenant


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Mon Aug 8, 2016 @ 10:39pm

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 27
Date of Birth Jan 4, 2361
Place of Birth Hamburg, Earth
Marital Status Single
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual

Physical Appearance

Height 178 cm
Weight 71 kg
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description It is obvious from his built that Alexander does not do much physical training. He is not muscular, but slender. He seems to analyze his surroundings all the time. With a single look into his eyes it is clear that he is a bright person indeed.


Father Theodor Varrenbek, M.D.
Mother Cmdr. Fernanda Varrenbek

Character Details (Official Use Only)

Security Code Varrenbek-Four-Six-Lambda
Security Clearance Level Level 8
Data Access Level Level Three
Living Quarters Deck 4 - Section 02, Quarters 40
Personal Office Location Deck 8 - Chief Science Officer's Office

Personality & Traits

General Overview Alexander really is a true theoretician. He has an intuitive understanding of mathematical principles and he knows that he excels in the field of theoretical physics. This is especially the case when it comes to subspace theories. The self-confidence he shows is often mistaken as arrogance, but once people know him more personal, they find out that he can be good company. He has a great sense of fairness and a good sense of humour.

When it comes to science he expects himself and any other scientist to think twice before any equation or computation is taken as solved. Alexander has no problem with wrong assumptions leading to wrong results (as long as the assumptions are not completely illogical), but he does not accept anyone to do the mathematics wrong or to ignore valid theories. He may even give subordinates special lectures in mathematics if they make a mistake twice.

Off duty he takes most of his time to challenge or develop theories, mostly in the fields of subspace physics or temporal physics. However, at least once a week he plays golf on the holodeck. He is a good golfer, playing a par most times (which results in a handicap of 0).

Personal History Alexander was born as the only child to Dr. Theodor Varrenbek, a renowned researcher in exomedicine, and Cmdr. Fernanda Varrenbek, a research engineer in Starfleet's Utopia Planitia Shipyards. When he was still at school, he already showed an intuitive understanding of physics and mathematics. With his father being academic staff at the University of Hamburg and his mother being a research engineer, Alexander observed what it meant to do research already in his youth. Of course, his parents encouraged him to do own research and stay curious.

It was no wonder that he enrolled into ETH Zurich as a student of physics in 2378. The lecture courses were challenging to him when it came to experiments, but he did his very best to pass and he finished the exams with great success. At the same time he found it rather easy to pass the lectures focusing on theory. After two semesters of study he set his focus on theoretical physics, where he excelled.

After graduating BSc in 2380 he applied for a PhD programme at the Daystrom institute. Although competition was high, he was finally accepted. He did research in the field of subspace theory, especially in quantum theory of subspace. In 2382 he finished his PhD "summa cum laude" with an outstanding work presenting a new theory of subspace quantum mechanics. His PhD supervisor was impressed and offered him an assistant professorship, but Alexander rejected the offer.

Instead, decided to enroll to Starfleet Academy. He majored in temporal physics and warp drive design at the Academy and finished as the best of his class in temporal physics and third-best of the entire class of 2385. He was especially interested in convergence of several timelines, where he impressed the senior instructor, a Vulcan Commander Severok.

His first posting was at Starfleet Academy as instructor in temporal physics. When he was an instructor he did some research on temporal wormholes. These works were recognized by Commander Severok as "extremely interesting". He also started studies on temporal subspace physics, but he did not make much success yet. However, he is one of very few scientists to do research in this field.

In 2387 he was transferred to the USS Jericho. In his opinion he needed to get closer to subspace phenomena, especially those which occurred naturally. This should provide him new data without any previous analysis of other scientists.
Starfleet History 2383-2385 Cadet, Starfleet Academy
2386-2387 Instructor, Starfleet Academy
2387-present Chief Science Officer, USS Jericho
Service Record 2378-2380 Student, ETH Zurich
2381-2382 PhD student, Daystrom Institute
2383-2385 Cadet, Starfleet Academy
2386-2387 Instructor, Starfleet Academy
2387-present Chief Science Officer, USS Jericho

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