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DAN PURRINGTON'S HOME PAGE

Robert D. Purrington
Emeritus Professor of Physics
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
[Physics Department: 865-5520]
e-mail: danny@tulane.edu

"the earth that we knew--the only earth that we ever knew--is gone"

Bill McKibben, 2009

TULANE PHYSICS DEPARTMENT website

Personal photographs...of interest only to family and friends: grandchildren, Colorado property, etc.

Personal Research Interests:
Quantum Theory of Scattering, Classical Scattering (underwater acoustics), History of Physics, Archaeoastronomy.

Research and Teaching Interests plus other professional information

Books:

Frame of the Universe (1983), with Frank Durham

Some Truer Method: The Heritage of Isaac Newton (1989), with Frank Durham

Physics in the Nineteenth Century (1997)

The First Professional Scientist: Robert Hooke and the Royal Society of London (2009)

ROBERT HOOKE (1625-1703). Hooke lecture, Hooke book, etc.

"Even in New Orleans, where there is magic in many things and weirdness in most, this does not happen every day."
The New York Times (8/18/95) on fighting drugs in New Orleans with Voodoo.