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 first 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.

On another, less physics related note, I am also trying to analyse the roles of women in 20th century science fiction literature to try and evaluate how the percieved role of women in an ideal or futuristic society has changed over time. I am mainly limiting my study to the joint winners of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

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

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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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 | |