Robert Morgan CV

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017-Present

Ph.D. Minor in Computational Particle Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017-2019

M.A. in Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017-2019

B.S. in Physics, Wayne State University, 2013-2017

B.S. in Mathematics, Wayne State University, 2013-2017

Supplemental Education

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Data Science Fellowship Program 2018-Present

Publications

As the Corresponding Author

A DECam Search for Explosive Optical Transients Associated with IceCube Neutrino Alerts. Morgan et al., 2019. Accepted by ApJ. arXiv: 1907.07193

Linearization and Stability Analysis of Nonlinear Problems. Morgan, 2015. Published in the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, Volume 16, Issue No. 2. Link to Article

As a Contributing Author

Studies of Lepton Flavor Violation at the LHC. Bhattacharya et al., 2018. Published in Physics Letters B, Volume 785, Issue No. 165. arXiv: 1802.06082 DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.08.037

On the Evolution of the Inner Disk Radius with Flux in the Neutron Star Low-Mass X-ray Binary Serpens X-1. Chiang et al., 2016. Published in ApJ, Volume 831, Issue No. 45. arXiv: 1604.08626 DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/831/1/45

Talks

At Conferences

Recent Results from Multimessenger Follow-ups by the Dark Energy Survey

A DECam Search for Explosive Optical Transients Associated with IceCube Neutrinos

At Collaboration Meetings

Detailed Comparisons of Photometric Supernova Classifiers

KN-Classify: A Machine Learning Tool for Kilonova Detection in Rapid Optical Follow-ups

A DECam Search for Explosive Optical Transients Associated with IceCube Neutrinos

Poster Presentations

On the Evolution of the Inner Disk Radius with Flux in the Neutron Star Low-Mass X-ray Binary Serpens X-1

Scholarships

Awards

Additional Experience

Dark Energy Survey Gravitational Wave Counterpart Discovery Team

Apply machine learning methods to select interesting astronomical objects in real-time following gravitational wave alerts from LIGO/VIRGO.

Published GCN Circulars: GCN 24480 GCN 25302 GCN 25336 GCN 25373 GCN 25398 GCN 25423 GCN 25425 GCN 25438 GCN 25486 GCN 25540

Grants and Proposals

National Optical Astronomy Observatory Proposals:

UW-Madison Physics Graduate Student Council

Role: Chair of Professional Development

Organized the integration of professional development and data science topics into the UW-Madison graduate physics curriculum. Materials are available on GitHub and events are document on the UW-Madison PGSC Professional Development Website.

Teaching

Role: Graduate Teaching Assistant, UW-Madison

Instructed an introductory electricity and magnetism course for undergraduate engineering students during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. I designed worksheets, quizzes, and lesson plans for roughly 100 students.

Role: Undergraduate Mathematics Computer Lab Tutor, Wayne State University

Guided students through algebra problems from 2013 to 2017. Named the Mathematics Computer Lab Tutor of the Year in 2014.

Outreach

Role: Wonders of Physics Volunteer, UW-Madison

Performed and explained physics demonstrations for children ages 0-15 at the Wisconsin Science Festival (2018), STEMfest at Northern Illinois University (2017), and Girl Scout Science Day at UW-Madison (2017).

Role: Camp Cosmos Counselor, Wayne State University

Responsible for guiding ~20 middle school students in science activities and field trips during a week-long summer camp (2017).

Leadership: WSU Club Soccer

Role: President, Coach, Treasurer, and Player for the Wayne State Club Soccer Program from 2014-2017

Organized a soccer program at the club-collegiate level. Ran tryouts, coordinated community volunteering efforts, reserved fields, managed budgets, fundraised, purchased new balls and jerseys, coordinated travel, planned practices, and managed and played in games. Brought a full-size soccer field to the WSU campus for the first time in school history. In all three years, the program was a top team in the league and stayed in the black financially.