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Unformatted text preview: Curriculum vitae David Burnham Tanner Born: 12 March 1945, in Norfolk, Virginia Married: Marcia Haney, 1972 Children: James Daniel, 1974; Michael Gregory, 1977 Education: B.A. (Physics) University of Virginia 1966 M.S. (Physics) University of Virginia 1967 Ph.D. (Physics) Cornell University 1972 Postdoctoral Associate University of Pennsylvania 19721974 Faculty Positions: Assistant Professor of Physics The Ohio State University 19741979 Associate Professor of Physics The Ohio State University 19791982 Professor of Physics University of Florida 19822000 Distinguished Professor of Physics University of Florida 2000present University of Florida Research Foundation Professor 20092012 Other Positions: Visiting Professor Technical University of Denmark 1985 Chairman, Department of Physics University of Florida 19861989 Associate Director Microfabritech Program 19861988 Aliate Professor of Chemistry University of Florida 1989present Visiting Professor McMaster University 1991 Visiting Professor University of Tokyo 2010 Professional and Honor Societies: Fellow, American Physical Society Phi Beta Kappa Sigma Pi Sigma Sigma Xi Oce: Home: 2372 New Physics Building 3619 NW 38th Street University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 32606 Gainesville, Florida 32611-8440 (352) 392-4718 or 392-0521 (352) 376-0614 (352) 392-3591 (fax) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: http://www.phys.ufl.edu/ tanner/ David Burnham Tanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2 Current research interests: I am presently involved in research in two areas of experimental physics: condensed matter (optical properties of novel materials) and astrophysics (axions and gravitational waves). Optical properties of solids: Optical effects in solids occur in the wavelength range from the far infrared through the near ultraviolet. My group studies materials by optical reectance or transmittance over this entire range. We have spent a lot of time and effort to achieve coverage over a very broad spectral range (more than a factor of 10 4 ). Our emphasis is on obtaining accurate reectance values on small, often anisotropic, crystals, with analysis via Kramers-Kronig techniques to estimate the optical conductivity and dielectric function. The materials may be studied at temperatures down to that of liquid helium. Other techniques employed include electrical resistance, photoluminescence, and pump/probe experiments. Some details are given in the following sections. High-temperature superconductors More than two decades after their discovery, open questions remain in the physics of high- T c superconductors. A major research area for me is the study of their optical properties. These experiments provide information about the superconducting energy gap, about the vibrational spectrum, about low-energy electronic properties, and about the electronic band structure. This information is required for determining theabout the electronic band structure....
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