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Dr. Daniel Bolton

Faculty - Daniel Bolton

Lecturer of Physics

BSB E324, (254) 710-2277



Ph.D. Physics University of Washington 2011
M.S. Physics University of Washington 2007
B.S. Engineering Physics Colorado School of Mines 2006


Daniel Bolton joined the department in 2011 as a full-time lecturer. He has been hooked on physics since he first heard about quarks as a kid. Dr. Bolton enjoys thinking about how to explain physics concepts to anyone who will listen. He and his wife Laura (M.S. in biochemistry) have a daughter named Joy and a lab-mix named Daisy. In his spare time, Dr. Bolton enjoys long-distance running.

Academic Interests

Dr. Bolton's primary research interest is theoretical nuclear physics. He has worked on using Effective Field Theory to extract the mass difference between the up and down quarks. More recently he has become interested in hadronic spectroscopy with lattice-regulated quantum chromodynamics. His dissertation can be found here.

Course Information

Interested in taking PHY 1408/09 with Dr. Bolton? Course Information.

Recent Publications

Charmed-Baryon Spectroscopy from Lattice QCD with N_f=2+1+1 Flavors
Phys. Rev. D86, 094504 (2012), preprint.

Nonlinear Scattering of a Bose-Einstein Condensate on a Rectangular Barrier
Phys. Rev. A86, 023621 (2012), preprint.

Impulse approximation in nuclear pion production reactions: absence of a one-body operator
Phys. Rev. C83, 064003 (2011), preprint.

Courses Taught

CHA 1088 - University 1000
PHY 1408 Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences I
PHY 1409 - Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences II
PHY 2350 - Modern Physics
PHY 2360 - Mathematical and Computational Physics
PHY 3320 Intermediate Classical Mechanics