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Jose L Balduz Jr
Assistant Professor and Chair,
Department of Physics

Science & Engineering Building 205

Mercer University
1400 Coleman Ave

Macon, GA 31207 USA

Jose's office schedule


Jose's teaching:
(Spring 2019)
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PHY 161 General Physics I
PHY 450 Quantum Mechanics
Jose's Research


College of
Liberal Arts


Education: Ph.D. in Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995, thesis title: 'Dynamical Model of Quantum Measurement.' M.S. in Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1983. B.S. with Honors in Physics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Tulane University, 1981.
Biographical information: I was born in Madrid, Spain, but my ancestors are mostly from the Basque Country and from the Philippines. My home towns have been Madrid (until age 10), New Orleans (until age 21), Pittsburgh (until age 36), and now Macon. I have enjoyed traveling in Europe, in North, Central, and South America, in the Caribbean, and in the US. Jose Balduz in Madrid?
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Hobbies: Besides playing chess or penny-ante poker, reading sci-fi and fantasy, and listening to rock music (mostly from the 60s and 70s), I enjoy a rousing fantasy or horror role-playing game, such as Dungeons & Dragons, Gothic Earth, or Call of Chuthulu...  And I am still a big fan of the Saints, the Penguins, and especially the Steelers!