Discovered hyperthermophiles, high-temperature bacteria that live in the Great Fountains of Yellowstone.
He spent over a year in the U.S. Navy electronics program and then attended Ohio State University with the dream of becoming a writer.
He published an article titled "Life at High Temperatures" in Science journal in 1967.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Helen Sophia Ringwald and Thomas Carter Brock.
He translated work by microbiologist Robert Koch when contributing to Milestones in Microbiology 1546 to 1940.