Location: Bowdoin / Stephen G. Naculich


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

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 3120. Advanced Mechanics

A thorough review of particle dynamics, followed by the development of Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations and their applications to rigid body motion and the oscillations of coupled systems.

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.