Bruce Bolon

Professor - Physics; Administrative Head (Physical and Computational Sciences)
Work space: St. Paul Main Campus > Robbins Science Center > Robbins Science Center RSC 125

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 a 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.

A summary of research to be presented at the 2024 American Physical Society April Meeting in Sacramento, CA, and soon to be submitted for publication. Research involves a new computational approach intended to revolutionize impairment rating.

"If I didn't know I was a genius, I wouldn't listen to the trash I write"
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