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Biography

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Rodney L. Cool

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Dates

March 8, 1920 – April 16, 1988

Authorized Form of Name

Cool, Rodney L. (Rodney Lee), 1920-1988

Additional Forms of Names

Cool, Rodney Lee

Biography

Abstract

Physicist on the staff of Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1949; Department Chair of High Energy Physics (1960-1964), Assistant Director (1964-1966), Associate Director from 1966. Cool established an experimental physics group at Rockefeller University in 1970 to plan experiments conducted at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), where he also did research. In later years, he investigated the detailed properties of the strong force that binds together quarks.

Important Dates

March 8, 1920Birth, Platte (S.D.).

1942Obtained BA, University of South Dakota, Vermillion (S.D.).

1949Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1949 – 1970Research Physicist (1949-1959); Chair, Department of High Energy Physics (1960-1964); Associate Director (1964-1970); and Chair, High Energy Advisory Committee (1967-1970), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

1962 – 1967Member, Policy Committee, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

1967 – 1970Chair, Physics Advisory Committee, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

1970 – 1973Member, Advisory Panel on Physics, National Science Foundation.

1970 – 1988Professor of Experimental High Energy Physics, Rockefeller University, New York (N.Y.).

1972Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1976 – 1980Member, Policy Committee, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

1977 – 1983Member, Board of Trustees, Universities Research Association.

1978 – 1981Member, Review Committee, Argonne National Laboratory.

1981 – 1984Member, High Energy Advisory Committee, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

April 16, 1988Death, New York (N.Y.).

Occupation

High energy physicist.

Places

Birth

Platte (S.D.)

Undergraduate Education

Vermillion (S.D.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Upton (N.Y.)

New York (N.Y.)

Death

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Nuclear physics.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Quarks.

Relationships

People

Family

Cool, Adrienne Margaret

Daughter.

Cool, George Edwin

Father.

Cool, Harriet Jane

Sister.

Cool, John Post

Son.

Cool, Muriel Post

Mother.

Cool-Dole, Margaret MacMillin

Wife.

Gupta, Mary Lee

Daughter.

Kwait, Ellen Cool

Daughter.

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Blume, Martin, 1932-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Vineyard, G. H.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Research Physicist; Chair, Department of High Energy Physics; Associate Director; and Member and Chair, High Energy Advisory Committee.

Rockefeller University

Professor of Experimental High Energy Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Argonne National Laboratory

Member, Review Committee.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Chair, Physics Advisory Committee.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in 1949.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Member, Advisory Panel on Physics.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Member, Policy Committee.

Universities Research Association (U.S.)

Member, Board of Trustees.

University of South Dakota

Obtained BA in 1942.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Rodney Lee Cool papers, 1948-1988.

Rockefeller Archive Center

15 Dayton Ave., Pocantico Hills, North Tarrytown, NY 10591-1598, USA

Subject

Brookhaven Associate Director for High Energy and Nuclear Physics records, 1960-[ongoing].

BNL Bldg. 510-A. Office of the Associate Director for High Energy and Nuclear Physics

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, Long Island, NY 11973, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Rodney Lee Cool: 1920-1988, Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences