Richard Isaacson

Richard Isaacson attended Columbia and Stanford Universities before receiving his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Maryland. He taught at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, then moved to the U.S. National Science Foundation in Washington, DC where he served as the first Program Director for Gravitational Physics. He simultaneously pursued a strong interest in art and oriental carpets. Since his retirement from government in 2002, carpets have become his primary interest, and physics has been his hobby.