Rocky (sometimes known as Edward W.) Kolb

Contact Information:

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
The Division of the Physical Sciences
The University of Chicago
Room 399
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637-2745 USA

phone: (773) 702-7950   

Also reachable through 
Sharon Bryant (773) 795-3665  (

Rocky is the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics  at the University of Chicago, as well as a member of the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. Currently he is serving as the Dean of the Division of the Physical Sciences.

Rocky played his last competitive basketball game in the 2006 Fermilab World Championship .

Here is some information for Public Lectures .

Title and abstract.
Biographical Information.
Publicity photos.

Recent classes:

Rocky's mostly interested in the applications of particle physics to the early universe. He claims to do this in order to discover answers to truly fundamental questions, such as the Top Ten Questions about the Universe .

Just in case you're interested, here is a more or less up to date CV in PDF format.

What is the cosmic significance of December 1996?    You can find out by visiting here .

Here are some new accelerators proposed in the 1997 Latke-Hamentash debate:
The Delitron
The Sushitron
The Schnitzeltron
The Paper

Just for fun:

  • The first in the series of US postage stamps commemorating modern physicists has been released.
  • Here is the first one.