Research and education quanta of an experimental physicist

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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INTEGRATE RESEARCH IN UNDERGRADUATE CLASS

May 25, 2015 teaching phys-332 undergraduate research

PHYS-332, Experimental Modern Physics was one of the first classes I taught as a teacher. The purpose of the class is to acquaint upper grade undergraduate students with concepts, equipment, and techniques appropriate to current experimental physics. I was at the same time expected to establish my laboratory and apply for external funds. To fulfill all the requirement in a limited time, I had an idea to introduce some of my research activities to the class as teaching materials. This fitted well with the purpose of the class, but brought up two questions immediately:

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ILLUSION OF NEUTRINO OSCILLATION

May 15, 2015 learning neutrino oscillation quantum mechanics

better understanding of neutrino oscillations

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CODING ON LINUX SERVER FROM WINDOWS PC

May 14, 2015 learning Windows Linux text editor SSH X-window phys-492/592

MobaXterm screen shot

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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: