Panin, Alexander
Title:
Lecturer - Physics Lab
Office:
SB-003
Phone:
(801) 863-8543
Mail Code:
179
Last Updated: 9/24/14 -
Research Physicist
Physics

Education:

1989 - Ph.D. in atomic/plasma physics from Institute of Spectroscopy (http://www.isan.troitsk.ru/), USSR Academy of Sciences (Troitsk, Moscow region, Russia).

1981 - M.S. in laser/plasma physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (http://phystech.edu/about/aboutmipt.html , Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, Russia). The research itself (Measurement of electron density of laser plasma by x-ray spectroscopy) was done in Lebedev's Physics Institute  (http://www.lebedev.ru/,  Moscow, Russia).

Employment history:

Utah Valley State College 1995-present (Physics Lab Manager, then Research Scientist)

MOXTEK Inc (http://www.moxtek.com/) 1993-1995 (Senior Scientist, X-Ray Laser Project leader)

Brigham Young University 1991-1993 (Visiting Research Scholar)

Institute of Spectroscopy (http://www.isan.troitsk.ru/) 1981-1991 (Engineer, then Scientist)

Lebedev's Institute of Physics (http://www.lebedev.ru/) 1979-1981 (Optical Engineer)

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (http://phystech.edu/about/aboutmipt.html), 1976-1978 (Electronics Technician, p/t)

Distance Learning School (http://phystech.edu/education/distance.html) at MIPT 1975-1976 (Physics/Math Instructor).

Grants and awards: NSF MRI grant (2002-2005)

DOD SBIR grant (1993-1995)

DOE grant (1991-1993)

Institute of Spectroscopy award (1989)

Young scientist award (1985)

 

Publications/presentations: about ~100 publications + presentations in the fields of plasma physics, x-ray lasers, holography, atomic physics, theoretical phyics, computational physics, etc.

List of latest (2000-present) publications and presentations:

 

 Experimental measurements of gravitation on mm and sub-mm scale. A.M.Panin, Presented on XIV SIGRAV Congress on General Relativity and Gravitational Physics, Sep 18-22, Genova, 2000.         

Making transmission and reflection holograms using 650 nm laser. A. M. Panin, E. J. Brown, T. R. Martinez, D.A.Panin,  Presented on Four Corners Section Meeting of American Physical Society, Tempe, Arizona, Oct 24-25, 2003.

Possible origin of inertial mass. A.M. Panin.  Presented on Four Corners Section Meeting of American Physical Society, Tempe, Arizona , Oct 24-25, 2003.

Modeling neutron star and its crust. E.J.Brown, J.Broderick, A.M. Panin, Presented on Four Corners Section Meeting of American Physical Society, Albuquerque, Mew , Oct 15-16, 2004.

Bragg reflection off logarithmic spiral dispersive element (LSDE) in 3 dimensions and optimization of size and shape of dispersive element. A.M.Panin,  Presented on Four Corners Section Meeting of American Physical Society, Albuquerque, Mew , Oct 15-16, 2004.

Measuring Newtonian gravitational constant G.  A. M. Panin, APS 4-corner meeting, Boulder, CO , Oct 2005

Special relativity: one postulate or two? Joe Broderick, Alexander Panin. APS 4-corner meeting, Logan, UT , Oct 2006

Possible origin of inertial mass and De Broigle wave. Alexander Panin. APS 4-corner meeting, Logan, UT , Oct 2006

Possible origin of inertial mass, De Broigle wave, least action (extremum) principle, and spin - out of one mathematical object – relativistic wave. A.M. Panin. Utah Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Price, UT, April 7, 2006

Modeling of collision of asteroids with Earth atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Adam W. Denning, Alexander M. Panin., Utah Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Price, UT, April 7, 2006

Building continious wave IR CO2 laser. Kevin Jeffery, Alexander M. Panin. Utah Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Price, UT, April 7, 2006

Ray tracing simulation of x-ray diffraction on logarithmic spiral dispersive element. Daniel Mckinney, Alexander M Panin, Utah Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Cedar City, UT, April 13, 2007

Parabolic cylinder solar concentrator: design and performance. Andrew C. Olsen, Alexander M. Panin, Utah Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Cedar City, UT , April 13, 2007

Planet orbiting inside of a star. Alexander M. Panin, Utah Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Cedar City, UT , April 13, 2007

Inertia of a fundamantal wavefunction. Alexander M. Panin, American Physics Society annual meeting, Flagstaff , AZ , Oct 19-20, 2007

Single x-ray photon diffraction. Alexander M. Panin, Utah Academy of Sciences annual meeting, UofU, Salt Lake City , UT , March 21, 2008

Optimal bend of mirror for cylindrical solar concentrator. Alexander M. Panin, Utah Academy of Sciences annual meeting, U of U, Salt Lake Sity, March 21, 2008

Inexpensive solar water heater, M. Panin, A. Panin, Presented at UCUR, UVU, 2008

Computational modeling of radiative cooling coupled with thermoconductivity using Maple software: challenges and results. A.M.Panin, American Society of Engineering Education, UVU, Orem, UT, April 10-11, 2009

Modeling radiative cooling of a neutron star. Justin Giovannoni, Alexander Panin, presented at American Society of Engineering Education, UVU, Orem, UT, April 10-11, 2009

Can a planetary system survive supernova explosion? Justin Giovannoni, Alexander Panin Presented at Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research 2009, Westminster College, SLC, UT, February 20, 2009

Neutron star cooling. Justin Giovannoni, Alexander Panin Presented at UCUR 2009, Westminster College, SLC, UT, February 20, 2009

Can a planetary system survive a host star supernova explosion? Justin J. Giovannoni & Alexander M. Panin, presented at UASAL, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, April 10, 2009

Measurement of the Newtonian gravitational constant using Cavendish torsion balance. Jeremy Redd & Alexander . Panin, presented at UASAL, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, April 10, 2009

Single photon x-ray diffraction, or what is the “size” of a photon? Alexander Panin, presented at UASAL, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, April 10, 2009

Surviving a host star supernova explosion. Alexander Panin, Justin Giovannoni, presented at APS meeting, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, October 23-24, 2009

Computational modeling of radiative cooling coupled with thermoconductivity using Maple. Alexander Panin, presented at APS meeting in Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, October 23-24, 2009

Using light emitting diodes for solar tracking. Jeremy Redd, Alexander Panin, IONS (International Optical Society, North American chapter) conference, University of Maryland, Maryland, MD, Sep 24-27, 2009.

Photovoltaic properties of LEDs for use as light sensors in solar tracking applications. Jeremy Redd, Alexander Panin, UCUR-2010, Cedar City, UT Feb 26, 2010.

Quantum mechanical stability of inverted pendulum. Jeremy Redd, Alexander Panin, UCUR 2010, Cedar City, UT, Feb 26, 2010.

Ballistics of a space launch via rail gun. Alexander M. Panin, APS meeting in Ogden, UT, Oct 14-16, 2010.

Modeling real-life pendula. Jeremy Redd, Alexander Panin, APS meeting in Ogden, UT, Oct 14-16, 2010

Stability of inverted pendulum and Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Jeremy Redd, Alexander Panin, APS meeting in Ogden, UT, Oct 14-16, 2010

Computation of gravitational field of ring-shaped bodies. Jeremy Redd, Alexander Panin, UCUR, Ogden, Feb 2011.

Calculation of gravitational fields of disk-like structures. Jeremy Redd, Alexander M. Panin UASAL, SLCC (West Jordan campus), SLC, UT, April 8, 2011.

Modeling a history of radiative cooling of various size planets and planetestimals. Alexander M. Panin. UASAL, SLCC (West Jordan campus), SLC, UT, April 8, 2011.