Faculty Scholarship: Dr. Michael Day

Dr. Day


Michael A. Day
Professor of Physics

 B.S. University of Idaho
M.A. University of Idaho
Ph.D. University of Idaho
M.S. (Philosophy)
University of Nebraska

University of Nebraska

He has two doctorates: one in physics and one in philosophy. His book, "The Hope and Vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (World Scientific Publishing, 2015), is augmented by thirty-plus publications in theoretical physics (specializing in anharmonic solids), the history and philosophy of science, and the teaching of physics. During the last several years, he has focused on the views of American Cold War physicists on science and society with extensive work on Robert Oppenheimer, I. I. Rabi, and E. U. Condon. For this research, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010. In addition, he worked for Shell Oil as a geophysicist in its international division (Africa and South America groups). Also, he spent one year teaching physics and philosophy at Nanjing University in China. In 1999, he received the Vickroy Award, the College’s highest award for excellence in teaching.   

Dr. Day's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Day, M. A. (2015). The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific.

Dr. Day's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2012 Celebration

Grieve-Carlson, G., & Day, M. A. (2010). MacLeish, Oppenheimer, and 'The Conquest of America'. Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 93(3-4), 281-311.