Amanda L. Machi Tel: (415)422-6155
Physics & Astronomy Program Assistant
B.A. (History), University of San Francisco, 2007
M.A. (History), San Francisco State University, 2011
Keoki Kakigi Tel: (415)422-6241
B.S. (Physics), University of San Francisco, 2013
For over 20 years, Dr. Benton's Research Laboratory
has been involved with NASA and an international group of scientist
with the aim of advancing the health and radiation safety of
astronauts engaged in long-term space habitation.
Ph.D., Montana State University - Bozeman, 2002
Professor and Department Chair
Brandon Brown pursued doctoral training in superconductivity
and low-temperature physics, with postdoctoral work in science
communication. Once at the University of San Francisco, he shifted
his research focus to topics in sensory biophysics. Over the last
ten years, his laboratory, his research students, and various
collaborators have explored the electric and magnetic sensory
abilities of a variety of creatures.
York University, 1993Areas of interest: Theoretical physics, quantum-field
theory, gravitational physics, and many-body theory.
Marcelo F. Camperi studied physics at the great Universidad
Nacional de la Plata, in Argentina. He received his Ph.D. from
Boston University, working in topological field theory and some
phenomenology of elementary particles. Upon graduating, he became
interested in the study of the brain from a physicists'
point of view.
I completed my Ph.D. in the group of Jun Ye at JILA,
University of Colorado at Boulder, in 2007, working on femtosecond
lasers, frequency combs, optical atomic clocks, and time/frequency
transfer over optical fiber networks.
At USF I am developing field emission tips (atomically sharp
needles) as femtosecond electron sources for applications such as
fs-time-resolved electron microscopy. This work lies at
the intersection of ultrafast science, nanotechnology,
precision frequency metrology, and vacuum electronics.
Research experience: Theory of the waveguide
free-electron laser, use of inverse AC Josephson effect in voltage
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2004.
Research interests: Observational Cosmology, High Redshift
(Faraway) Type Ia Supernovae (SNe Ia), Nearby SNe Ia, Gravitational
Lensing.Previously worked on the Supernova Cosmology Project, led by
Saul Perlmutter, at the Lawrence Berkeley National
Areas of interest: Relativistic collisions of heavy ions,
radiation detector development, neutrino oscillations, rare decays
of the pion.
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy. Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2000. Research Interests: Theoretical Astrophysics, Cosmology, First
Stars, Dark Stars, Cosmic Element Synthesis, Microwave Background,