Professor of Physics
Professor Bug is an authority on computational chemical physics. She specializes in the simulations of guest molecules and the positrons/positronium within microporous solids. Professor Bug also studies gender and race in science, particularly feminism and physics.
She is the author of the book, Forces and Motion (Chelsea House) and several articles in professional publications including Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Radiation Physics, and Materials Science Forum.
Professor Bug is the recipient of an N.S.F. Visiting Professorship for Women Award and research awards from the Cottrell Research Corporation, Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, and the Mellon Foundation. She has done sabbatical research at Lawrence Livermore National Labs. At Swarthmore she teaches courses on elementary and advanced mechanics, statistical physics, quantum mechanics and computational physics. She also teaches a seminar on gender and physical science.
She received her B.A. from Williams College and her Ph.D. from M.I.T. and was a postdoctorial scientist at Exxon Research and Engineering Company and Columbia University.