On December 14th, 2019, I had the honor of presenting as part of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative’s graduate event. This event, held at the new Drepung Gomang debate courtyard in India, recognized the completion of the 6 years of the implementation phase and the beginning of the sustainability phase.Continue Reading →
This coming spring (2019), the “Advanced Lab” course will be offered. This will be the second time I have taught the course, the last time being 2015. This course stresses professional experimental skills, such as:
- Maintaining a lab notebook
- Rigorous error propagation and uncertainty analysis
- Non-linear fitting with Minuit (via a Python interface)
- Utilization of equipment documentation and independently performing lab with minimal supervision/guidance
- Creating lab reports in the style of publications using LaTeX
- Peer review publication
- Reading primary literature
- Designing experimental investigations
Labs include nuclear spectroscopy, superconductivity, measuring the universal gravitation constant, microwave scattering, measuring the index of refraction of air, and others! I hope to have a new experiment involving cosmic ray muons available this year. Students choose the majority of the labs they do, and design their final lab.
This is one of our “Advanced” courses (along with PHY361 and PHY371) that require Modern Physics (PHY210) as a pre-requisite.
I am very proud of my most recent publication, now available in the journal Theranostics:
I am very pleased to be presenting work at the International Conference on Monte Carlo Techniques for Medical Applications (MCMA2017), October 15- 18 in Naples, Italy. I am speaking in the “Monte Carlo applications in microdosimetry” section on Tuesday (full presentation info below). This is my first time attending this conference, but the research topics are a great match to my interests.
New for Fall 2017: An electronics course for anyone familiar with the basics of circuits!
On February 3rd I gave a talk at Oxford Univeristy, titled “Cherenkov Radiation: New Applications in Oncology”