Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton, PhD

Professor of Physics


Bob Hamilton  received his BS in physics from the   University of Puget Sound  in 1985 and a PhD in physics at   UCLA  in 1991. During his time at UCLA he was an affiliate for one semester at the   Institute for Theoretical Physics  at   UC Santa Barbara  and travelled as far north as the   Auroral Observatory  at the   University of Tromso ,   Norway  pursuing research in space physics.   His primary research interest is in the nonlinear dynamics of the solar wind using both mathematical and numerical methods. He has done postdoctoral research as a   JSPS  Fellow at   Kyushu University  in   Fukuoka ,   Japan  and further postdoctoral research at the   Program in Applied Mathematics  at the   University of Arizona .

Prior to joining the George Fox University faculty in 2003, Bob had previously served on the faculty of Ouachita Baptist University from the Fall semester of 1993 and subsequently had served on the faculty of Angelo State University from the Fall semester of 1997. He has enjoyed serving as a mentor for undergraduate research, with his ongoing work alongside Richter Scholars students studying the stability of   MHD shocks.

Bob is a member of the   American Physical Society  ( APS), the   American Geophysical Union ( AGU) and the   Sigma Pi Sigma  physics honor society . He enjoys woodworking, the violin and time with his wife and three daughters and takes time showing them the mountains and rivers of the   Pacific Northwest .