W. Rory Coker
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, C1600
Austin, Texas 78712-1081
Office: RLM 8.312
Office Hours: Fall 2013: In RLM M, W 9 to 10:30 AM, Thur 1 to 3 PM; Fri, 3 to 3:30 PM outside Pai 2.48.
Home Page of the UT Department of Physics.
ResearchOnly two cutting-edge experimental facilities for research in nuclear physics currently exist in the USA. One is the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. The other is the Continuous Beam Electron Accelerator (CEBAF) at the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory. Several members of the Nuclear Physics group at The University of Texas at Austin are involved in current experiments at RHIC, as well as at the LHC in Europe.
Some students who received a Ph. D. under my supervision:
Jim Lynch, formerly chairman of the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, now Senior Scientist and recent award winner. Check out Lynch's new book here.
A history of the UT Center for Nuclear Studies (1961 -1975).
A biography of my long-time friend and collaborator Taro Tamura, written by me, with contributions from other friends and colleagues.
Other InterestsScience and Pseudoscience
One of my lifelong interests has been the popularization of science in general and physics in particular, as well as an emphasis on the firm distinctions between science and pseudoscience. Here are some links related to the latter topic.
Magic and Sleight-of-Hand