“A genius.” “Very undisciplined.” “A beautiful craftsman.” “An aristocrat.” “My hero.”
Robert Williams Wood, often known simply as R. W. Wood, was many things to many people. A physicist, science fiction author, poet, and (it seems to me) a man who lived for drama, Wood spent most of his career in the physics department at Johns Hopkins University. In honor of National Poetry Month I want to take a dive into Wood’s life and his eclectic career.
Wood the Physicist