Corbin E. Covault, Professor, Department of Physics

Contact Details

Corbin E. Covault, Professor and Associate Chair,
Physics Department
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland Ohio 44106-7079

Corbin Covault Office Phone:  (216) 368-4006
Corbin Covault Physics Dept Fax:    (216) 368-4671
Corbin Covault Mobile and Text: 216-339-3861

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I am very happy to talk to people about my research in astrophysics, and about science in general. I especially like to talk to small groups of students or adults at informal gatherings. If you might like me to talk for a little while to your school classroom, church group, civic group, or other organization about physics and astronomy research, science policy, careers in science, or science education, please send me a note by email.

CWRU Syllabus for Introductory General Physics Mechanics: PHYS 121 and Syllabus for Introductory General Physics: Electromagnetism PHYS 122, Fall, Spring, Summer 2013, 2014, 2015

I am often asked for the syllabus for Physics 121 (PHYS 121 Mechanics, calculus based-) and Physics 122 (PHYS 122 Electromagnetism, Calculus-based. Here they are for recent Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters:

  • Syllabus for CWRU PHYS 121 Mechanics Fall 2014
  • Syllabus for CWRU PHYS 122 Electromagnetism Spring 2013
  • Syllabus for CWRU PHYS 121 Mechanics Summer 2014
  • Syllabus for CWRU PHY 122 Electromagnetism Summer 2014

    Some Links:

  • Here are links including reports to the National Science Foundation regarding the activities and findings that have results from grant activities of the High Energy Astrophysics group for May 2008.
  • Jonathan A. Covault, 1967-2000

    Corbin Covault's Opinion on the Most Important Scientific Question Ever (precisely five seconds starting at time mark -00:35....)

    Can you hear light?

    You tell me! I experience a sort of a two-tone "wooshing" sound, but definitely "in my head, not in my ear." Many experience the same thing: See here.

    Linnea Sings a song she made up about Tinkerbell:

    Lucky Says Hi:

    December, 2014: I am inducted into the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
    Avalon Hill: Kingmaker my house rules
    The following are Really old: I am up to Fedora 10 Fedora 15 now which installed much easier....

  • Linux Fedora Core 4 on an IBM Thinkpad X23 (dual boot with Windows XP) Incomplete!!
  • Linux Fedora Core 3 on an IBM Thinkpad X23 (dual boot with Windows XP)
  • Corbin Covault's 11-11-11 Party, November 11, 2011. POSTPONED. Sorry.