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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 3000. Methods of Theoretical Physics

Stephen Naculich
Mathematics is the language of physics. Similar mathematical techniques occur in different areas of physics. A physical situation may first be expressed in mathematical terms, usually in the form of a differential or integral equation. After the formal mathematical solution is obtained, the physical conditions determine the physically viable result. Examples are drawn from heat flow, gravitational fields, and electrostatic fields.

PHYS 3140. Quantum Mechanics

Stephen Naculich
A mathematically rigorous development of quantum mechanics, emphasizing the vector space structure of the theory through the use of Dirac bracket notation. Linear algebra developed 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.