|Who is it?||Physicist|
|Birth Day||February 28, 1930|
|Birth Place||Bronx, New York, United States, United States|
|Age||90 YEARS OLD|
|Alma mater||Columbia University (B.A. 1951, M.A. 1953, Ph.D. 1954)|
|Known for||Superconductivity Cooper pairs|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Physics (1972) Comstock Prize in Physics (1968)|
|Doctoral advisor||Robert Serber|
Cooper graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1947 and received a B.A. in 1951, M.A. in 1953, and Ph.D. in 1954 from Columbia University. He spent a year at the Institute for Advanced Study and taught at the University of Illinois and Ohio State University before coming to Brown University in 1958. He is the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Professor of Science at Brown, and Director of the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems.
Cooper is the author of an unconventional liberal-arts physics textbook, originally An Introduction to the Meaning and Structure of Physics (Harper and Row, 1968) and still in print in a somewhat condensed form as Physics: Structure and Meaning (Lebanon: New Hampshire, University Press of New England, 1992).
In 1969 Cooper married Kay Allard. They had two children.
Cooper is the author of Science and Human Experience – a collection of essays, including previously unpublished material, on issues such as consciousness and the structure of space. (Cambridge University Press, 2014).