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David L. Kaplan
Department of Physics
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
3135 N Maryland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
kaplan@uwm.edu   |    http://www.cgca.uwm.edu/~kaplan/    |    +1-414-229-4971
Last revised: 02-July-2018



Positions
2014-present
Associate Professor, UW-Milwaukee Dept. of Physics
2010-2014
Assistant Professor, UW-Milwaukee Dept. of Physics
2010-present
Assistant Professor L/T, UW-Madison Dept. of Astronomy
2008-2010
Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB
2007-2008
Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
2004-2007
Pappalardo Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Department of Physics



Education
2004
Ph.D. in Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA USA
Adviser: Prof. S. R. Kulkarni
Thesis project: Neutron Star Diversity: Nearby Thermally Emitting
  Neutron Stars and the Compact Central Objects in Supernova Remnants

1999
 B.S. (Magna cum Laude with Honors) in Applied & Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA
Adviser: Prof. J. M. Cordes
Thesis project: The Steep Spectrum Pulsar Population



Research Interests

Pulsars, Neutron Stars, Soft Gamma-ray Repeaters

Supernova Remnants

High-precision optical astrometry

Radio, Optical, and X-ray Instrumentation and Signal Processing

194 refereed papers with 6603 citations and H-index of 43 (as of 2 July 2018)



Professional Activities
2016-
Murchison Widefield Array: Project Scientist
2016-
North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav): Full Member
2006-2007, 2013-2015
Peer reviewer: Green Bank Telescope, Very Large Array
2015-
Peer reviewer: NOAO
2013, 2015
Peer reviewer: Hubble Space Telescope
2007, 2010, 2012, 2014
Peer reviewer: Chandra X-ray Observatory
2010-
Murchison Widefield Array: Chair, Transient Science Team
2009-
Australia SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) Variables and Slow Transients (VAST) collaboration workgroup leader
2007-
Murchison Widefield Array Transient Science Team
2009
Peer reviewer: Suzaku X-ray Observatory
2006
Constellation-X Facility Science Team Science Panel
1999-
Peer reviewer: Astrophysical Journal, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society



Honors & Awards
2015-2016
Research Corporation Scialog Time Domain Astrophysics Fellow
2004

Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Dissertation Prize (Caltech)
1999-2004
Hertz Foundation Fellow
1999
Hartmann Award for Experimental Physics (Cornell)
1997-1999
Goldwater Fellow
1998
Astronomical Society of New York Undergraduate Award





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