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Daniel Tapia Takaki

Assistant Professor
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6070B Malott Hall

Research Focus: Nuclear

Professional Background:

Assistant Professor, University of Kansas (2013-present)
Research Associate, IPN Orsay, University Paris-sud (2008-20013)
Research Associate, University of Birmingham (2008)


Ph.D. in Physics, University of Birmingham (2008)
M.S. in Physics, University of Sonora (2004)
B.A. in Physics, University of Sonora (2003)

Professional Societies:

American Physical Society
American Association of Physics Teachers
National Society of Hispanic Physicists
Institute of Physics, UK
Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Mexico
French Research Network: GDR-PH-QCD

Research Interests:

Dr Tapia Takaki is an assistant professor at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He most recently served as a research associate at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the University of Paris-sud, Orsay, France. He has also spent several periods of research at the European Centre for Particle Physics (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests include ultra-peripheral heavy-ion and proton-proton collisions. 

Dr Tapia Takaki works for the ALICE experiment at the CERN's Large Hadron Collider. He worked in the development of the Central Trigger Processor and contributed to the first physics performance studies of the experiment. He has done numerous contributions to the experiment and physics analyses. He is currently the Physics Analysis Group co-leader on ultra-peripheral heavy-ion physics.

Selected publications


Quantum Mechanics (PHSX 711), Fall 2013
Classical Mechanics (PHSX 521), Spring 2014

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