Born to Kyung Sun Kim and Yeon Shik Ok in Sorae, North Korea before the North Korean government was installed in 1948.
Moves with his family to Seoul, South Korea.
Moves to the United States to become a freshman at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, PA.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in physics from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University).
Obtains a Doctor of Philosophy in physics and a postdoctoral fellowship from Princeton University.
Teaches at the University of Maryland as an assistant, associate and full professor in the department of physics until 2007.
Co-authors “Covariant Harmonic Oscillators and the Parton Picture” in Physics Review D.
Co-authors “Representation of the Poincare Group for Relativistic Extended Hadrons” in the Journal of Mathematical Physics.
Co-authors “Gauge Transformations as Lorentz-boosted Rotations” in Physics Letters.
Co-authors “Theory and Applications of the Poincare Group.”
Writes “Observable Gauge Transformations in the Parton Picture” in Physics Review Letters.
Co-authors “Space-time Geometry of Relativistic Particles” in the Journal of Mathematical Physics.
Co-authors “Phase Space Picture of Quantum Mechanics.”
Attains emeritus status at the University of Maryland.
Co-authors “Physics of the Lorenz Group.”
Co-authors “New Perspectives on Einstein’s E = mc2, Applications of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.”
Co-authors “Einstein’s E=mc2 derivable from Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Relations.”
Co-authors “Poincare Symmetry from Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Relations” and “Mathematical Devices for Optical Sciences.”
Co-authors “Physics of the Lorentz Group Second Edition with Further Contents of Einstein’s E=mc2.”