Website of John R. Boccio, Emeritus Professor
High School : Brooklyn Technical High School, 1957
College : B.S. degree in Physics from
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1961
Graduate School : Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from
Cornell University, 1967.
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Now living in Decatur, GA.
John Boccio at home
His original area of interest was particle physics. Since coming to Swarthmore College, he has done research in the areas of computational physics using Monte Carlo simulations for studies in lattice critical phenomena, and fundamental quantum theory. He has also worked on parallel computing simulations of galaxy-galaxy collisions using an Macintosh Parallel Cluster. He has also become an expert in scientific data visualization methodology. Over the past few years he has begun a major project centered around the writing of a quantum mechanics textbook and studying the foundations of quantum mechanics, especially logic structure, causality structure, non-linear aspects, quantum measurement as a self-organized critical emergent phenomenon and stochastic processes in quantum measurement theory..
Blast from the past. Me in the 80's
Blast from the past. My elementary school PS 108 in Brooklyn
Blast from the past. My public library in Brooklyn
Blast from the past. Willie' pastry shop in Brooklyn
Across the meadow from my house(2005)
Across the meadow from my house(2007)
My house in a blizzard
Some interesting recipes I have used.
Some Pictures from my retirement party - April 27,2013
Chris Chyba and Me
Chris Chyba, Valerie Thomas, Valerie's daughter, Me and Atish Agarwala
Finally returning a research project paper to Valerie after 34 years!
Areas of Interest
I have three boys.
The three boys.
The three boys
On a mountain in Lake Placid NY - 1981.
Smoking cigars at Duncan's wedding
Ian is 44.
Ian studied theater light and sound design at University of California at Santa Cruz(June 1990), art and art history at Pasadena City College(June 2001) and completed the graduate MFA program in painting at University of California at San Diego(June 2003). He has also become a Yoga instructor. Presently he is living in Atlanta. He is in a Kirtan group called Blue Spirit Wheel, he is the founder and chief organizer for the Chantlanta Festival and he teaches Mantra
Intensive classes around the country. Ian is also doing free-lance graphic design.
Ian and Yoga
Ian at Chantlanta with Krishna Das
Ian's Art Gallery - circa 2004
Ian as a Painter
In an attempt to get tickets to Grateful Dead concerts, "deadheads" like Ian
designed special envelopes containing their ticket request - to get the attention of
the people sending out tickets.
Ian's interesting envelope designs
Duncan died in 2008 ago after a long illness.
Duncan has a daughter Caitlin (my first granddaughter).
Caitlin with my other two granddaughters Jessica and Jennifer
Mark, Carmen and three grandaughters in Philly
Mark(49) living in Stevens Point, WI.
He has two daughters (my second(Jessica) and third(Jennifer) granddaughters).
Jessica Frances Boccio
Three Granddaughters at Liberty Bell
Jennifer and me
Jessica and me in conversation
Jessica and Jennifer
Jessica at Day Care graduation
Jennifer in Fall 2007
Jessica in Fall 2007
Jessica and Jennifer Christmas Card Picture
Jennifer in 2012
Jessica in 2012
Family visiting in Swarthmore
At a beach house on Jersey shore.
Each Christmas we all try to get together in Wisconsin. In 1997
we had a fantastic dinner at the home of Leland and Lynne.
At the end of a great evening of food, wine and good company.