Karl Kornacker received two degrees from MIT, S.B. in physics, 1958 and a PhD in biology, 1962. He studied with noted cellist Janos Starker. While at MIT, he played in the Orchestra under conductors Klaus Liepmann and John Corley, appearing twice as concerto soloist, and was very active in chamber music. During his years at Ohio State University, Division of Biophysics, he continued playing chamber music and also had played with the Columbus Pro Music Chamber Orchestra. His scientific interests span biophysics, cognitive physiology, statistics and computer science.