Fred Cooper

External Professor

There have been three main interests in my life. Music, Physics, and Buddhist Meditation.  I have been a singer all through my life and sang as a boy Cantor until age 13.  Then I was a folk singer, performed in  the Harvard Gilbert and Sullivan society and then studied and sang in Operas in New York and Santa Fe. I received my Ph. D. in Theoretical Physics from Harvard under the  guidance of Nobel Laureate Sheldon Glashow and have been interested in problems ranging from the origin of the universe to the origin of life. I started practicing meditation around 1980 and have studied with some of the most prominent Tibetan Buddhist Meditation masters and now run a Buddhist Meditation center in Santa Fe.  I am married to Catherine LaForte who teaches Deaf-Blind Children in Santa Fe. I have two children and two grand children.