Roger Woodward Bland, Professor


Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, SFSU, 1985-present
Professor Emeritus, SFSU, 2008-present


PhD, Elementary Particle Physics, U.C. Berkeley, 1968. Thesis: Interaction of K+ mesons with protons from 860 to 1360 MeV/c.
BS, Physics, Caltech, 1961


Ph 385 Theoretical Physics I


Romberg Tiburon Center

Pioneer Seamount

Recent publications

(Full publication list)

Hoffman, Michael D., Newell Garfield, and Roger Bland, "Frequency synchronization of blue-whale calls near Pioneer Seamount," paper submitted to the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. (PDF)
Harrabi, K., F.-R. Ladan, V. D. Lam, J.-P. Maneval, J.-F. Hamet, J.-C. Villegier, and R.W. Bland, "Current-Temperature Diagram of Resistive States in Long Superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 Strips," Journal of Low Temperature Physics 137, 36-56 (2009). (PDF)
Lometti, Michael W., Damon Thurston, Michele Aubin, Andrea Bock, Lynn Verhey, James M. Lockhart, Roger Bland, Jean Pouliot and Mack Roach III, "Are Lateral Electronic Portal Images Adequate for Accurate On-Line Daily Targeting of the Prostate Results of a Prospective Study," Medical Dosimetry 33, 22-29 (2008).
Vuosalo, Carl O., Craig Huber, Michael D. Hoffman, Newell Garfield, and Roger Bland, "Analysis of Acoustic Signals from Ship Traffic at Pioneer Seamount," Poster presented at the San Francisco meeting of the American Geophysical Union, December 8, 2002.
Amram, P., . . . R.W. Bland, et al, "The ANTARES optical module," Nuclear Instruments and Methods Phys. Res. A 484 (2002), 369.

Previous Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, SFSU, 1981.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, SFSU, 1980.
Summer lecturer, Department of Physics, U.C. Berkeley, 1976.

Research Appointments

Visiting Professor, University of Paris VII, summer of 1990: Research on high-TC superconducting-film bolometers in the Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Ecole Normale Supérieure.
Guest Researcher, Fermilab, Chicago, IL, 1984, Quark-search experiments carried out at the Tevatron proton accelerator.
Maître de Recherche, LPNHE, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, 1983-84 academic year: Search for the radioactive decay of the proton.
Research Associate, Department of Natural Philosophy, Glasgow University, 1972-1974: Search for collapsing black holes at the center of the Galaxy.
Chargé de Recherche, Laboratoire LePrince-Ringuet, at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, 1970-72: Studies of hyperons at the CERN proton synchrotron.
Research Associate, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley, 1968-1969: K+ p interactions.

Honors and Awards

American Physical Society Award for Research in an Undergraduate Institution, November, 1986; citation reads as follows:

"For his outstanding research in the search for free quarks and for his energetic guidance of undergraduate students of San Francisco State University who have fully participated in the research."
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