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John Boccio

John Boccio was born March 21, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York. He attended New York City public schools and Brooklyn Technical High School. He graduated with a degree in physics from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1961 and earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University in 1967.

Boccio has taught in all areas of the physics curriculum. A professor at Swarthmore College from 1967 to 2013, he conducted research in the areas of particle physics, solid state physics and quantum foundations. He also taught many classes to Swarthmore alumni as part of the college's lifelong learning program.

He has written three textbooks in the area of quantum physics (available online):

  • "Quantum Mechanics - Mathematical Structure and Physical Structure - Part 1"
  • "Quantum Mechanics - Mathematical Structure and Physical Structure - Part 2"
  • "In Search of Quantum Reality"

Now an Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at Swarthmore College, Boccio is retired and currently lives in Decatur, Georgia. He recently taught two continuing education classes at Agnes Scott College, Quantum Theory in Search of Reality (spring 2016) and Chaos, Fractals, Self-Organization and Emergence (fall 2016).