Curriculum Vitae - David J. Ernst
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David J. Ernst
Professor of Physics

Department: Physics and Astronomy

Email: david.j.ernst@vanderbilt.edu

Office: SC 6605
Phone: (615) 343-0483
Fax: (615) 343-7263

Degrees

  • S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965, William Barton Rogers Scholar
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970, National Science Foundation Fellow

Research Area

  • Nuclear Theory - Neutrino masses and mixings. Quark gluon structure of the proton, neutron, and excited baryons. Meson-nucleus interactions.

Current Positions

  • Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt University
  • Adjunct Professor, Fisk University
  • Past-President, National Society of Hispanic Physicists
  • Chair-Elect, Board of Trustees; Fellow for Minority Affairs; member, Jefferson Lab Committee; Southeastern Universities Research Association
  • Member, Minority Recruitment Sub-Committee, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • Chair, Liaison Committee for Under-Represented Minorities, American Institute of Physics
  • Co-Chair, Division of Nuclear and Particle Physics, National Society of Black Physicists
  • Chair, Conference Executive Committee, Joint Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists
  • Member, Programs Committee, Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
  • Member, Executive Committee, NSF Physics REU Leadership Group
  • Member, External Advisory Committee, NOAA-ISET Cooperative Science Center, North Carolina A&T University
  • Member, External Advisory Committee, Center for Partnership in Research and Education in Materials, University of Pennsylvania and Universidad de Puerto Rico en Humacao

Previous Positions

  • 1970-72: Assistant Professor/Professor, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N., Mexico
  • 1972-75: Research Associate/Instructor, Case Western Reserve University
  • 1975-80: Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
  • 1979-80: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • 1980-85: Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
  • 1985-92: Professor, Texas A&M University
  • 1992-95; 1997-1999: 2002-2004; Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University
  • 1995-97: Associate Dean, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University
  • 1997-1998: Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University
  • 1999-2000: Interim Director, W. M. Keck Foundation Free Electron Laser Center, Vanderbilt University
  • 2000-2001: Visiting Scientist, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • National Society of Hispanic Physicists
  • National Society of Black Physicists
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
  • Sigma Xi

Professional Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University (1983)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (1985 - present)
  • Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor, Vanderbilt University (2002 - 2003)
  • Affirmative Action and Diversity Initiative Award, Vanderbilt University (2004)
  • Fellow, National Society of Black Physicists (2009-present)
  • Distinguished Professional Mentor Award, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (2011)

Research Associates

  • Jesus Escamilla-Roa

Graduate Students

  • Bernadette Cogswell, Jeffrey Machusko

Publications

  • D.C. Latimer and D.J. Ernst, "Physical Region for Three-Neutrino Mixing Angles," Phys. Rev. D 71, 017301 (2005).
  • D.C. Latimer and D.J. Ernst, "On the Degeneracies of the Mass-Squared Differences for Three Neutrino Oscillations," Mod. Phys. Lett. A 20, 1663 (2005).
  • D.C. Latimer and D.J. Ernst, "Neutrino Oscillations: Measuring Theta_13 Including its Sign," Phys. Rev. C 71, 062501(R) (2005).
  • D.C. Latimer and D.J. Ernst, "Correlations Between Theta_13 and Theta_23 in a Very Long B-aseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment," Phys. Rev. C 72, 045502 (2005).
  • D.C. Latimer and D.J. Ernst, "Local Demands on Sterile Neutrinos," Mod. Phys. Lett. A 21, 197 (2006).
  • D.C. Latimer, J. Escamilla, and D. J. Ernst, "Measuring the Mass of a Sterile Neutrino with a Very Short Baseline Experiment," Phys. Rev. C 75, 042501(R) (2007).
  • D.C. Latimer, J. Escamilla, and D. J. Ernst, "On Detecting CP Violation in a Single Neutrino Oscillation Channel at Very Long Baselines," Phys. Rev. C 76, 055502 (2007).
  • J. Escamilla, D.C. Latimer, and D.J. Ernst, "Analysing Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillations," in "VII Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications, Cusco, Peru, 11-17 June, 2007," ed. R. Alarcon, P. L. Cole, C. Djalili, and F. Umeres (American Institute of Physics, College Park, Maryland, 2007) p. 227.
  • J.Escamilla, D.C. Latimer, and D.J. Ernst, "Analysis Tool for Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillations" in "Proceedings of the Joint Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physiicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, Boston, February, 2007," ed. Hakeem M. Oluseyi (American Institute of Physics, College Park, Maryland, 2008) p. 153.
  • J.E. Roa, D.C. Latimer, and D.J. Ernst, "Atmospheric, Long Baseline, and Reactor Neutrino Data Constraints on Theta_13," Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 061804 (2009).
  • J. Escamilla-Roa, D.C. Latimer, and D.J. Ernst, "Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillation Data Constraints on Theta_13 and Theta_23," Phys. Rev. C81, 015501 (2010).
  • J. Escamilla-Roa, D.C. L atimer, and D.J. Ernst, "Impact of Hierarchy upon the Values of Neutrino Mixing Parameters," Phys. Rev. C 82, 028501 (2010).
 
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