Robert D. Purrington, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

(504) 862-3177
School of Science & Engineering


Department of Physics
226 Stanley Thomas Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Courses Taught

ASTR 1000: Descriptive Astronomy

ASTR 1100: Observational Astronomy

PHYS 3740: Classical Mechanics

PHYS 7230/7240: Electromagnetic Theory I & II

ASTR 3010: Archaeoastronomy

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., Texas A&M, (1966)


Dr. Purrington's research interests include Nuclear Physics & History of Physics.

Recent Publications

R. D. Purrington, "Bottom Scattering in Acoustic Propagation Modeling," J. Comput. Acoust. 2, 147-160 (1994).

R. D. Purrington, "Scattering Kernal Approach to Bottom Loss and Scattering in a Parabolic Equation Model," Theoretical and Computational Acoustics, 385-398 (1996).

R. D. Purrington, "Physics in the Nineteenth Century," Rutgers University Press. (1997).