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Stephen G. Naculich

LaCasce Family Professor of Natural Sciences

Contact Information

Physics And Astronomy

Searles Science Building - 305

Teaching this semester

PHYS 2140. Quantum Physics and Relativity

Stephen Naculich
An introduction to two cornerstones of twentieth-century physics, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. The introduction to wave mechanics includes solutions to the time-independent Schrödinger equation in one and three dimensions with applications. Topics in relativity include the Galilean and Einsteinian principles of relativity, the “paradoxes” of special relativity, Lorentz transformations, space-time invariants, and the relativistic dynamics of particles. Not open to students who have credit for or are concurrently taking Physics 3140 or 3500.

PHYS 2260. Nuclear and Particle Physics

Stephen Naculich
An introduction to the physics of subatomic systems, with a particular emphasis on the standard model of elementary particles and their interactions. Basic concepts in quantum mechanics and special relativity are introduced as needed.

Stephen Naculich


  • PhD, Princeton University, 1988.
  • MA, Princeton University, 1985.
  • BS, Case Western Reserve University, 1983.

Research Interests

  • Elementary particle theory and string theory

Bowdoin College, Professor, 2005-present.
Bowdoin College, Associate Professor, 1999-2005.
Bowdoin College, Assistant Professor, 1993-99.

Research Appointments

Harvard University, Visiting Scholar, 1996-97.
Johns Hopkins University, Postdoc, 1990-93.
Brandeis University, Postdoc, 1988-90.

Natalie, Nicholas, Ned, and Dad (summer 2005).

Natalie, Nicholas, and Dad at Waldameer (summer 2005).

Natalie, Nicholas, and Dad on the Bowdoin quad (circa 1998).

Various physics links.