Research and education quanta of an experimental physicist

P TYPE POINT CONTACT GE DETECTOR WITH AMORPHOUS GE SURFACE

Jun 18, 2015 research germanium

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COMPILE A QT PROJECT AGAINST NI VISA LIBRARY IN WINDOWS

Jun 12, 2015 learning Qt Windows NI-VISA phys-332

NI-VISA library provides a set of C++ functions to communicate with hardwares connected to a PC, while Qt library can be used to create a GUI to control those communications. Your GUI written with Qt has to be compiled against the NI-VISA library to realize it.

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USING QT CREATOR WITH GITHUB FOR WINDOWS

Jun 11, 2015 learning GitHub Windows Qt

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CONVINCE PROPOSAL REVIEWERS FROM FIELDS OTHER THAN PHYSICS

May 29, 2015 research South Dakota grant

Sometimes your grant proposal will be reviewed by people from fields other than physics. What are they looking for in your proposal? How can you convince them with languages that they understand? I won the Competitive Research Grant provided by the South Dakota Board of Regents recently. Feedbacks from the reviewers gave me some hints to address those questions.

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J1 FOR FOREIGNERS STUDY AT US UNIVERSITIES

May 29, 2015 career visa J-1 US

Three undergraduate students from the Department of Engineering Physics of the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, contacted me, asking for opportunity to do summer interns in our department. They were recommended by our university to come with J-1 visa. After going through the whole process, I figured out a check list that a foreign student needs to provide to the host institute to initiate the process. Hope it can help foreign students who want to come in the future.

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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.