Research and education quanta of an experimental physicist

VISA STATUS VS VISA STAMP

Aug 24, 2015 career visa

I went to the German consulate in Chicago today to apply for a Schengen visa so that I can attend a workshop in Munich about Ge detectors in October. My application was not accepted because the expiration date of my H1-B visa was in August. I was very angry about that because I asked the human resource office at USD whether I needed to update my H1-B visa. They said no, my H1-B visa should be valid until 2017, which was shown in my I-94 and I-797 forms.

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PCB IN LIQUID NITROGEN

Jul 15, 2015 research PCB LN2 phys-332

PCB in liquid nitrogen

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ACCESS CHILDREN WIDGETS IN QMAINWINDOW USING QT CREATOR

Jul 15, 2015 learning Qt

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J1 WITHOUT TWO YEAR HOME COUNTRY PHYSICAL PRESENCE REQUIREMENT

Jul 15, 2015 career J-1 visa US

Three undergraduate students from the Department of Engineering Physics of the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, arrived at USD last week and will spend one and half month here as summer interns. They came here with J-1 visas. Normally, when they go back from here, they will have to stay in China for two years before they can apply again for J-1 visas to study in graduate schools in US. However they just finished the third year study in their university and want to come to US as graduate students next year. In order to allow them to do so, USD helped them obtain the waiver of the exchange visitor two-year home-country physical presence requirement. This way, they can come to gain research experience at USD without worrying any delay in their applications to US graduate schools a year later.

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LEARN ROOT ON WINDOWS

Jun 29, 2015 learning Windows ROOT

ROOT is a set of C++ libraries for statistic analysis of large data sets encountered in experimental particle physics. It comes with nice command-line and graphic user interfaces and a lot of tutorials and documentation to help people get familiar with its usage. However, it is normally compiled in Unix-like operating systems and accessed from command line. It takes very long for students who only use Windows to get familiar with Unix/Linux SHELL commands before they start to learn ROOT.

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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: