Associate Professor and Chair of Physics Dept
Bruce Bolon received a BS at Southwest Missouri State University, an MS from Iowa State University and a PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He arrived at Hamline in 2002, and is now an associate professor in the physics department. His research interests include the study of magnetic thin films for potential use in spintronic devices such as magnetic storage media. Most of his hobbies involve either sports (playing racquetball and living & breathing baseball) or music (including theory, composition, playing & listening).
While at Hamline Bruce has taught the physics of sound & music (for non-science majors), both algebra-based & calculus-based general physics, engineering statics & dynamics, modern physics, optics, thermodynamics & statistical mechanics, thin films & surface physics, theoretical mechanics, electricity & magnetism, and quantum mechanics. In addition to the regular academic year, he also teaches general physics (both the algebra- & calculus-based versions) I & II each summer.
"If I didn't know I was a genius, I wouldn't listen to the trash I write"
- Sgt. Floyd Pepper (The Muppet Show)