So claims the anonymous graffiti artist who left this on a wall in the basement of the old Physics Building:
Stephen Baker came to Rice in 1963, fresh out of Yale if I recall correctly. He worked in the Bonner Lab on high-energy scattering and also on gravitational physics at NASA. He was master of Wiess and a pretty great teacher.
A few days ago, just by chance, I came across these images of Stephen Baker teaching in the Physics amphitheater. They’re not dated but his hair is dark. Look closely and it appears that he is indeed rocking: