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Michael Bergman

Expertise: physics

Dr. Bergman joined the Simon’s Rock faculty after a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, where he studied fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and the generation of planetary magnetic fields. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and NATO, which sponsored his work at the University of Glasgow. His recent work involves experimental studies of the effects of magnetic fields, rotation, and fluid flow during the solidification of ice and metals, for which he has received grants from the Research Corporation and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Bergman has published papers, some with student coauthors, in Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, Nature, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Journal of Crystal Growth, and is the author of a chapter in the American Geophysical Union monograph Core Dynamics, Structure, and Rotation. He was awarded the 2000 Doornbos Memorial Prize in Exeter, United Kingdom, for his research on the Earth’s interior, and is the secretary of SEDI, an international association of scientists who Study the Earth’s Deep Interior. BA, summa cum laude, Columbia University; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Contact: 
Email: bergman@simons-rock.edu
Phone: 413-528-7432