Brian Borovsky
Associate Professor

B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Borovsky teaches Quantum Mechanics, Analytical Physics III (including special relativity and wave behavior), Musical Acoustics, and Advanced Physics Laboratory. He says he enjoys physics because it is “both profound and practical.” Borovsky’s research program explores the physics of friction, with applications in the areas of micro and nano-technology. In the lab, he works with student researchers to measure the friction in microscopic high-speed sliding systems where the lubricant films are just one molecule thick. In his free time he plays euphonium and enjoys running.

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