UC Davis

B.A. in Physics (May 2017)

New York University

Graduate Student at UC Davis

One Shields Ave

Physics Department

Davis, CA 95616

Office: 512 Physics Building

dapolin[at]ucdavis.edu

I am a second year physics PhD graduate student at UC Davis. I am part of Tyson Group working in experimental Cosmology, Astrophysics, and High Energy Particle Physics with Professor Tony Tyson. There I work in the LSST CCD Lab and Dark Radio Lab.

In the past I was involved in a number of research fields. These include high energy particle physics with Prof. Allen Mincer at NYU's ATLAS Lab, and theoretical density functional theory with Prof. Diola Bagayoko. I also conducted a study into the Kolmogorov complexity of the unary numerical system under the hyperoperations. For more about specifics in my research please see my curriculum vitae.

Physics 122 Advanced Lab | Winter 2019, Spring 2019 |

Physics 105A Mechanics | Fall 2018 |

Physics 157 Advanced Astronomy Lab | Spring 2018 |

Physics 7C (Waves, Optics, and Quantum Mechanics) | Fall 2017 |

Lathe Techniques (Woodworking) | Fall 2019 |

General Physics I (Mechanics) | Fall 2014, 2015, 2016 |

General Physics II (Electricity & Magnetism) | Spring 2015, 2016, 2017 |

Course | Course Text | Professor |
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Fall 2018 | ||

Extragalactic Astrophysics | Sparke - Galaxies in the Universe | Andrew Wetzel |

Stellar Evolution | Various | Stefano Valenti |

Spring 2018 | ||

Quantum Theory of Fields | Various | Marcus Luty |

Electromagnetism II | Zangwill - Modern Electrodynamics | Daniel Cebra |

Statistical Mechanics | Pathria - Statistical Mechanics | Rajiv Singh |

Winter 2018 | ||

Advanced General Relativity | Wald - General Relativity | Veronika Hubeny |

Electromagnetism | Zangwill - Modern Electrodynamics | Rena Zieve |

Quantum Mechanics | Schiff - Quantum Mechanics, Tinkham - Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics | Ching-Yao Fong |

Mathematical Methods in Physics | Arfken - Mathematical Methods for Physicists | Nemanja Kaloper |

Fall 2017 | ||

Classical Mechanics | Goldstein - Classical Mechanics | Lloyd Knox |

Quantum Mechanics | Schiff - Quantum Mechanics | Ching-Yao Fong |

Mathematical Methods in Physics | Arfken - Mathematical Methods for Physicists | Nemanja Kaloper |

Course | Course Text | Professor |
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Spring 2017 | ||

(Graduate) Statistical Physics | Kardar - Statistical Physics of Particles/Fields | David Grier |

(Graduate) Electrodynamics | Landau and Lifshitz - The Classical Theory of Fields; Jackson - Classical Electrodynamics | Andrei Gruzinov |

Condensed Matter | Kittel - Introduction to Solid State Physics | Paul Chaikin |

Fall 2016 | ||

(Graduate) General Relativity | Landau and Lifshitz - The Classical Theory of Fields; Misner,Thorne, and Wheeler - Gravitation | Andrei Gruzinov |

(Graduate) Biophysics | Alberts B. et al. - Molecular Biology of The Cell; Phillips R. et al. - Physical Biology of The Cell | Alexandra Zidovska |

Astrophysics | Keeton - Principles of Astrophysics | Michael Blanton |

Advanced Experimental Physics | None | Tycho Sleator |

Spring 2016 |
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General Relativity | Hartle - Gravity an Introduction to General Relativity | Patrick Cooper |

Thermal and Statistical Physics | Schroeder - An Introduction to Thermal Physics | Marc Gershow |

Introduction to Fluid Dynamics | Kundu et al. - Fluid Mechanics | Andrew MacFadyen |

Functions of a Complex Variable (Complex Analysis) | Bak and Newman - Complex Analysis | Leslie Greengard |

Fall 2015 | ||

Electricity and Magnetism | Griffiths - Introduction to Electrodynamics | Joshua Ruderman |

Quantum Mechanics | Griffiths - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics | Matthew Kleban |

Dynamics | Kleppner and Kolenkow - An Introduction to Mechanics | Alan Sokal |

(Abstract) Algebra | Herstein - Topics in Algebra | Curtis Kent |

Expressive Cultures: Film (1939) | Assorted film texts | Dana Pollan |

Spring 2015 | ||

Mathematical Physics | Boas - Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences | Daniel Zwanziger |

Classical and Quantum Waves | Pine - Classical and Quantum Waves (Not Published) | Frank Moscatelli |

Intermediate Experimental Physics II | None | Peter Nemethy |

Analysis | Bartle and Sherbert - Introduction to Real Analysis | |

Intermediate Latin: Virgil | Virgil - The Aeneid | |

Fall 2014 | ||

Physics III (Thermodynamics, Optics, and Waves) | Young & Freedman - University Physics; Georgi - The Physics of Waves | Marc Gershow |

Intermediate Experimental Physics I | None | Paul Chaikin |

Origins of Astronomy | Kaler - The Ever-Changing Sky | Engelbert SchÃ¼cking |

Linear Algebra | Lay - Linear Algebra and Its Applications | |

Introduction to Macroeconomics | Hall and Lieberman - Macroeconomics: Principles and Applications | |

Spring 2014 | ||

Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) | Young & Freedman - University Physics | Andy Kent |

Introductory Experimental Physics II | None | Kyle Cranmer |

Calculus III | Stewart - Essential Calculus | Elizabeth Stepp |

Russia Between East and West | Assorted classic Russian texts | |

Writing The Essay | Mercer Street | |

Fall 2013 | ||

Physics I (Mechanics) | Young & Freedman - University Physics | David Grier |

Introductory Experimental Physics I | None | David Pine |

Calculus II | Stewart - Essential Calculus | Elizabeth Stepp |

Is Marx Still Relevant? | Marx - Capital; Eagleton - Why Marx was Right;Gabriel - Love and Capital | Jeff Goodwin |

Antiquity & the Renaissance | Assorted classical and renaissance texts | |