Robert S. Knox

University of Rochester


Miscellaneous Publications and selected unpublished work


    1.     R. S. Knox

            Review of Field Emission and Field Ionization, by R. Gomer (Harvard U. Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1961)

            J. Am. Chem. Soc. 83, 3923 (1962)


    2.     R. S. Knox

            Review of Argon, Helium and the Rare Gases, Vol. 1, Ed. By G. A. Cook (Interscience Publishers, Inc., N. Y., 1961)

            J. Am. Chem. Soc. 84, 1326 (1962)


    3.     R. S. Knox

            Exciton, a contribution to the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology  (McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1963), pp. 243-244


    4.     R. S. Knox

            Review of Principles of the Theory of Solids, by J. M. Ziman (Cambridge Univ. Press, N. Y., 1964)

            J. Am. Chem. Soc. 87, 3288 (1965)


    5.     R. S. Knox

            Review of Excitons in Molecular Crystals, by D. P. Craig and S. H. Walmsley (W. A. Benjamin, Inc., N. Y., 1968)

            J. Am. Chem. Soc. 91, 6894 (1969)


    6.     R. S. Knox

            Review of Theory of Condensed Matter, Lectures presented at an international course, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, 1967.  (F. Bassani, G. Caglioti, and

            J. Ziman, Directors; publ. by International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1968)

            Science 165, 581 (1969)


    7.     R. S. Knox

            Review of Theory of Molecular Excitons, by A. S. Davydov (Plenum, N. Y., 1971)

            Phys. Today, 25, no. 2, 55 (1972)


    8.     R. S. Knox

            Reply to Preceding Comment [A. Ore, Physica 54, 237-239 (1971)]

            Physica 54, 240 (1971)


    9.     R. S. Knox

            Exciton, a contribution to  Encyclopedia Americana, vol. 10, p. 752 (Grolier, N. Y., 1972) [and 1977 edition]


   10.     R. S. Knox

            Review of Optical Properties of Ions in Solids, ed. by B. diBartolo and D. Pacheco (Plenum Press, NY, 1975)

            Science 190, 780 (1975)


   11.     R. S. Knox

            Review of Excited States, Vol. 2, ed. by E. C. Lim (Academic Press, Inc., N. Y., 1975)

            J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 635 (1976)


   12.     R. S. Knox

            Review of Radiationless Processes in Molecules and Condensed Phases, Vol. 15 of  Topics in Applied Physics, ed. by F. K. Fong (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, and N. Y., 1976)

            J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 986 (1977)


   13.     R. S. Knox

            Review of Physics of Highly Excited States in Solids,  Proceedings of The 1975 Oji Seminar, Tomakomai, Japan, ed. by M. Ueta and Y. Nishina (Springer-Verlag Berlin, New York, 1976)

            J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 1288 (1977)


   14.     Robert S. Knox

            Review of Excitons, edited by K. Cho (Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1979)

            Applied Optics 19, 3681 (1980)


   15.     Robert S. Knox, W. Beall Fowler, and John D. Dow

            David L. Dexter [obituary]

            Physics Today 34. no. 7, 74 (1981)


   16.     R. S. Knox

            Letter to the editor concerning an article (G. Jakovidis and W. Jeffries, How would your students solve this problem?, The Physics Teacher 23, no. 9, 257, Sep., 1985)

            The Physics Teacher 24, no. 4, 200 (1986)


   17.     W. H. Knox, R. S. Knox, J. F. Hoose, and R. N. Zare

            Observation of the 0-fs pulse

            Optics and Photonics News 16, no. 4, 44-45 (Apr. 1, 1990)


   18.     Jonathan B. Marder and Robert S. Knox

            The Photosynthesis researchers’ list -- automatic forum via electronic mail

            Photosynthesis Res. 27, 227-231 (1991)


   19.     R. S. Knox

            Translation of Th. Förster, “Zwischenmolekulare Energiewanderung und Fluoreszenz,”

            Ann. d. Physik 2, 55-75 (1948)

            Privately published, August 1974; revised January 1984, published in the reprint volume by Mielczarek et al., pp. 148-160 (1993, see main publication list)


   20.     Robert S. Knox

            Review of The Photosynthetic Bacterial Reaction Center II.  Structure, Spectroscopy, and Dynamics, ed. by J. Breton and A. Vermiglio (NATO ASI Series A: Life Sciences; volume 237, Plenum Press, New York, 1988)

            Biophysical J. 67, 939-940 (1994)


   21.     Govindjee, Robert S. Knox, and Jan Amesz

            Editorial (introducing a special double issue dedicated to William A. Arnold)

            Photosyn. Research 48, 1-2 (1996)


   22.     Anonymous  [by Denise A. Sawicki and Robert S. Knox]

            A new approach to the analysis of the thermal equilibration of optically excited states

            [NTIS Document no. DOE/SF/19460-136 (1996)]

            LLE Review no. 67, 137-143 (1996)


   23.     Robert S. Knox

            Review of Introductory Statistical Mechanics by Roger Bowley and Maria Sánchez (Oxford University Press, New York, 1996)

            Physics Today 50, no. 10, 105 (1997)


   24.     K. Razi Naqvi and R. S. Knox

            Comment on “Anisotropy in the transient absorption change of a molecular system with two-dimensionally degenerate transitions” [N. Pfeffer et al., Phys. Rev. A 55, 2507-2510 (1997)]

            Phys. Rev. A 58, 3360-3361 (1998)


   25.     Martin Pope, Nicholas Geacintov, L. S. Myers Jr., and Robert S. Knox

            Charles E. Swenberg [obituary]

            Physics Today 53, no. 4, 86-87 (2000)


   26.     Anonymous  [by Laura E. Schmidt, H. L. Helfer, and Robert S. Knox]

            Development of an elementary climate model. Two-layer cellular case

            [NTIS Document no. DOE/SF/19460-485 (2003)]

            LLE Review no. 93, 128-138 (2003)


   27.     R. S. Knox

            Optics puzzle [series]

            Optics [Newsletter of the Institute of Optics, U. of Rochester], issue 2 (spring 2004), p. 11; issue 3 (fall 2004), p. 11


   28.     David H. Douglass, B. David Clader, and Robert S. Knox

            Climate sensitivity of Earth to solar irradiance: update



   29.     D. H. Douglass and R. S. Knox

            Reply to comment by T. M. Wigley et al. on “Climate forcing by the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo”

            Geophys. Res. Lett. 32, L20710, doi:10.1029/2005GL023695 (2005)


   30.     D. H. Douglass and R. S. Knox

            Reply to comment by A. Robock on “Climate forcing by the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo” Geophys. Res. Lett. 32, L20712, doi:10.1029/2005GL023829 (2005)


   31.     D. H. Douglass, V. Patel, and R. S. Knox

            Reply to comment by H. Bjornsson et al. on “Iceland as a heat island”

            Geophys. Res. Lett. 32, L24715, doi:10.1029/2005GL024733 (2005)


   32.     Robert S. Knox

            Review of Chlorophyll a Fluorescence: A Signature of Photosynthesis, edited by George C. Papageorgiou and Govindjee.   Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration (Series Editor, Govindjee), Vol. 19,  Springer,  Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2004

            Photosyn. Res. 87, 241-242 (doi:10.1007/s11120-005-8640-9) (2006)


   33.     Robert S. Knox and William W. Parson

            On “Entropy consumption in primary photosynthesis” by Jennings et al.

            Biochim. et Biophys. Acta 1767, 1198-1199 (2007)


   34.     R. S. Knox

            Interactive comment on “An empirical model of global climate -- part 1: reduced impact of volcanoes upon consideration of ocean circulation” by T. Canty et al

            Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discussions 12, C11018-C11019 (2012) (online publication)







Unpublished Work


Robert S. Knox

Exciton states in solid argon

Ph.D. thesis, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (1958)


R. S. Knox

Notes on atomic selenium

Xerox Corp. internal report (non-confidential), November 1963


Robert S. Knox and Jane C. Chang

‘Monopole’ effects on resonance transfer between large molecules

Proc. Rochester Symp. on Atomic and Molecular Optics (Rochester,

NY, January 1971), pp. 14-29


E. A. Murphy and R. S. Knox

A cross-disciplinary teaching experiment: mechanics and calculus

Notes on a poster presentation (see contributed paper #58) including course materials