Research and education quanta of an experimental physicist

GEANT4 SIMULATION HELPS IN EXPERIMENT DESIGN

Aug 22, 2016 learning phys-492/592 Geant4

gamma in air, Geant4 simulation

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CURCS MINI GRANT RETURNS TO ROLLING APPLICATION

Jan 27, 2016 career grant undergraduate phys-332

I became a member of the Council for Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship, CURCS, at USD last fall. An important responsibility of CURCS is to provide mini-grants to encourage undergraduate students to conduct research or creative activities. We had the first CURCS monthly meeting of the spring semester this morning. It was reported that the number of applications to the mini-grants was dropped recently for various reasons. Sarah Wittmuss, the director of the Center for Academic & Global Engagement made a motion to return to rolling applications, meaning that, we will process applications immediately after they are turned in and there is no deadline till the end of this semester. This will significantly shorten the interval between the turning-in of an application and the issuing of the grant and will enlarge the time window within which the submission of application is allowed. The motion was supported by all the members and will be carried on immediately. I encouraged all my undergraduate students to take this chance. No matter what would be the result, they will gain experience on funding application which is not so common among undergraduates.

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USD CTL GRANT PROPOSAL

Jan 04, 2016 teaching phys-781 South Dakota grant

Dear Members in the CTL Grants Task Force,

I am applying for the grant to invite an expert from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) to deliver a guest lecture in PHYS-781, Nuclear and Particle Physics, and a public lecture on how high energy neutrinos are created there and shot all the way to Homestake in the state of South Dakota to study why our Universe is matter dominant.

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PMT SINGLE PE PULSE SHAPE ANALYSIS

Oct 02, 2015 learning PMT electronics

equivalent circuit of PMT bleeder charge anode capacitor discharge anode capacitor

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PROMOTION AND TENURE WORKSHOP

Sep 14, 2015 career tenure

The Center for Teaching and Learning at USD organized a workshop on promotion and tenure process. The vice president in academic affairs, Jim Moran, described the USD mission and vision as the context of the process. An important aspect of tenure is to protect the academic freedom as pointed out by him. He also gave some statistics of the historical promotion and tenure rate:

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About

Blogs on physics research and educational activities of Jing LIU, an assistant professor in physics at the University of South Dakota. He is an experimental physicist developing novel particle detectors for astroparticle physics and civil use.

Acknowledgement

Some of the activities mentions in this site are supported by the following grants: