Hans Bozler

Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy

Research & Practice Areas

Studies of materials at ultralow temperatures.
Studies of liquid and solid helium.
Applications of SQUIDs (Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices) to NMR.


  • Ph.D. , SUNY, Stony Brook, 1/1972
  • B.S. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 6/1966
    • Research Associate, Cornell University, 09/1973-08/1975
  • Tenure Track Appointments

    • Professor, University of Southern California, 1987 –
    • Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 1981 – 1987
    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 1975 – 1981

    PostDoctoral Appointments

    • Research Associate, Cornell University, 1973 – 1975
    • Research Associate, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1972 – 1973

    Visiting and Temporary Appointments

    • Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2001-2006
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Professor Bozler studies experimental ultralow temperature physics, including the superfluid phases of liquid 3He and the strong magnetism induced in normally weakly magnetic 3He when placed next to walls. He focuses on electron transport in metallic systems at ultralow temperatures and is presently developing instruments based upon single electron transistors and superconducting quantum interference devices.
    Recent studies have extended to experiments to detect NMR in dilute 3He atoms in supersolid 4He.

    Prof. Bozler has also engaged in studies of Energy Policy issues. The ultimate goal of this study is to publish a book on the current state of energy use and production directed towards sustainability. Recent advances in sustainable energy technologies, particularly solar have made a transition to a much reduced carbon dependence feasible on a greatly shortened timetable than had been previously estimated.

    Research Keywords

    ultralow temperature physics, hydrodynamic studies, dynamic magnetic studies, thermodynamic studies