Recent Peer Reviewed Publications

 

Kaltcheva N., Nenkova, M., 2021, “Teaching Introductory Astronomy Using Virtual Observations”,  Phys. Educ. 56 (2021) 065015
 
Topasna, G. A., Riley, R. W., Kaltcheva, N., 2021, “Interstellar Extinction and Polarization of Stars in the Open Cluster NGC 7160”, The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 133, 104301
 
Kaltcheva, N.,  Paunzen, E.  Prišegen, M.,  Golev, V., Watson, M., 2020,  “Absolute Magnitudes of Early-type Supergiants from uvbyβ Photometry and Parallax Data”,  The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 132, Issue 1013, id.074203
 

Topasna, G. A., Jones R., Kaltcheva, N., 2020, “Interstellar Polarization and Extinction toward the Open Cluster NGC 6530”, The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 132, Issue 1010, id.044301

 

Bernhard, K., Otero, S., Hümmerich, S., Kaltcheva, N., Paunzen, E., Bohlsen, T., 2018, “ An investigation of the photometric variability of confirmed and candidate Galactic Be stars using ASAS-3 data”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 479, Issue 3, p.2909-2967.

Kaltcheva, N. & Pritzl B., 2018, “Using stellar spectra to illustrate thermal radiation laws”, Physics Education, 53 035022.

Topasna, G. A., Kaltcheva, N. T., Paunzen, E., 2018, “Interstellar Polarization and Extinction towards the Open Cluster NGC 1502”, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 615, id.A166.

Kaltcheva, N., Golev, V., Paunzen, E., 2017, “Photometric Strömgren-Hβ Quantification for O and B Stars of Luminosity Class V”, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Pacific, Volume 129, Issue 981, pp. 114201, DOI:10.1088/1538-3873/aa8cbd

Topasna, G. A., Daman, E. A., Kaltcheva, N. T., 2017, “Interstellar Polarization and Extinction towards the Open Cluster NGC 457”, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Pacific, Volume 129, Issue 980, pp. 104201, DOI: 10.1088/1538-3873/aa7f6c

Kaltcheva, N. & Golev, V. (2017). Characterizing Classical Be Stars via Intermediate-band Photometry, in The B[e] Phenomenon: Forty Years of Studies. Proceedings of a Conference held at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic 27 June – 1 July 2016. Edited by Anatoly Miroshnichenko, Sergey Zharikov, Daniela Korčáková and Marek Wolf. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 508. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2017, p.51-56.

Lattery, M. & Kalman, C., eds. (2020). Development of Student Understanding: Focus on Science Education. Switzerland: Frontiers in Education.

Kalman, C., El-Helou, J., & Lattery, M. (2019). Improving high school students’ understanding of the concept of force and Newton’s laws through the combination of Labatorials and Reflective Writing. Proceedings of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.

Sobhanzadeh, M., Kalman, C., & Lattery, M. (2018). Impact of reflective writing and labatorials on student understanding of force and motion in introductory physics. Creative Education. 9, 575-596.

Kalman, C. & Lattery, M. (2018). Three active learning strategies to address mixed student epistemologies and promote conceptual change. Frontiers in ICT, 5(19).

Lattery, M. (2018). An alternative model of free fall. Phys. Educ. 53 (2018) 023007.

Lattery, M. (2017). Deep Learning in Introductory Physics: Exploratory Studies of Model-Based Reasoning. NC: Information Age Publishing (research monograph, 286 pages).

Lattery, M. (2016). University Physics. (D. Chelton, Ed.). Volume 3. TX: OpenStax, Rice University. Five chapters: Quantum Mechanics; Atomic Structure; Condensed Matter; Nuclear Physics; and Particle Physics and Cosmology.

Osborn, W., Kopacki, G., Smith, H., Layden, A., Pritzl, B., Kuehn, C., & Anderson, M. “Variable Stars in M13. III. The Cepheid Variables and Their Relation to Evolutionary Changes in Metal-Poor BL Her Stars” 2019, Acta Astronomica, 69, 101.

Pritzl, B. J., Gehrman, T. C., Salinas, R., Catelan, M., Smith, H. A., & Borissova, J. “Variable Stars in Sagittarius Globular Clusters. I. Arp 2” 2019, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 131, 54202.

Osborn, W., Layden, A., Kopacki, G., Smith, H., Anderson, M., Kelly, A., McBride, K., Pritzl, B. “Variable Stars in M13. II. The Red Variables and the Globular Cluster Period-Luminosity Relation” 2017, Acta Astronomica, 67, 131.

Stojilovic, N., D. Isaacs “Inquiry-Based Experiment with Powder XRD and FeS2 Crystal: “Discovering” the (400) Peak” Journal of Chemical Education 96 (2019) 1449.

Stojilovic, N., D. E. Isaacs “Reply to Comment on Resistance of a Digital Voltmeter: Teaching Creative Thinking through an Inquiry-Based Lab” Physics Education 54 (2019) 056503.

A. Baum, A. Milosavljevic, N. Lazarevic, M.M. Radonjic, B. Nikolic, M. Mitschek, Z. Inanloo, M. Scepanovic, M. Grujic-Brojcin, N. Stojilovic, M. Opel, A. Wang, C. Petrovic, Z.V. Popovic, R. Hackl “Phonon anomalies in FeS” Physical Review B 97 (2018) 054306.

Stojilovic, N.,  “Using Cu Kα1/Kα2 splitting and powder XRD and FeS2 Crystal: “Discovering” the (400) Peak” Journal of Chemical Education 96 (2019) 1449.

Stojilovic, N.
, D. Isaacs “Resistance of a Digital Voltmeter: Teaching Creative Thinking through an Inquiry-Based Lab” Physics Education 53 (2018) 053005.

Stojilovic, N., Dordevic, S., Stojadinovic, S., “Effects of clinical X-ray irradiation on UHMWPE films” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 410 (2017) 139.

S.V. Dordevic, G.M. Foster, M.S. Wolf, N. Stojilovic, H. Lei, C. Petrovic, Z. Chen, Z.Q. Li,&  L.C. Tung (2016). Fano q reversal in topological insulator Bi2Se3” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 28, 165602.

J. G. Tobin, H. Ramanantoanina, C. Daul, S.-W. Yu, P. Roussel, S. Nowak, R. Alonso-Mori, T. Kroll, D. Nordlund, T.-C. Weng, D. Sokaras, “The Unoccupied Electronic Structure of Actinide Dioxides,” Phys. Rev. B 105, 125129 (2022).  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.105.125129

J. G. Tobin., S. Nowak, S.-W. Yu, P. Roussel, R. Alonso-Mori, T. Kroll, D. Nordlund, T.-C. Weng, D. Sokaras, “The Underlying Simplicity of 5f Unoccupied Electronic Structure,”J. Vac. Sci. Tech. A 39, 043205 (2021), https://doi.org/10.1116/6.0001007.

J. G. Tobin, S. Nowak, S.-W. Yu, R. Alonso-Mori, T. Kroll, D. Nordlund, T.-C. Weng, D. Sokaras, “The Limitations of 5f Delocalization and Dispersion,” Applied Sciences 11(9), 3882 (2021); https://doi.org/10.3390/app11093882.

J. G. Tobin, S.-W. Yu, and D. Sokaras, “The X-Ray Emission of Cerium Oxide,” J. El. Spect. Rel. Phen. 246, 147007 (2021), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elspec.2020.147007.

J. G. Tobin, S. Nowak, S.-W. Yu, R. Alonso-Mori, T. Kroll, D. Nordlund, T.-C. Weng, D. Sokaras, “EXAFS as a Probe of Actinide Oxide Formation in the Tender X-Ray Regime,” Surface Science 698, 121607 (2020).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2020.121607.

J. G. Tobin, S. Nowak, S.-W. Yu, R. Alonso-Mori, T. Kroll, D. Nordlund, T.-C. Weng, D. Sokaras, “Observation of 5f Intermediate Coupling in Uranium X-ray Emission Spectroscopy,” J. Phys. Commun. 4, 015013(2020), https://doi.org/10.1088/2399-6528/ab6940.

J. G. Tobin., S.-W. Yu, D.K. Shuh and D. Sokaras, “Probing U 5f Covalency in Uranium Compounds through Oxidant 2p Bonding,” J. Phys. Soc. of Japan 89, 024711 (2020),  https://journals.jps.jp/doi/10.7566/JPSJ.89.024711.

J. G. Tobin, S. Nowak, C.H. Booth, E.D. Bauer, S.-W. Yu, R. Alonso-Mori, T. Kroll, D. Nordlund, T.-C. Weng, D. Sokaras, “Separate Measurement of the 5f5/2 and 5f7/2 Unoccupied Density of States of UO2,” J. El. Spect. Rel. Phen.  232, 100 (2019).

J. G. Tobin, A.M. Duffin, S.-W. Yu, R. Qiao, W.L. Yang, C. H. Booth and D.K. Shuh (2017). Surface degradation of uranium tetrafluoride,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 35, 03E108.


Recent faculty presentations

Stojilovic, N. “Scientific Teaching: Classroom as a Research Laboratory” (Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers Annual Meeting, Whitewater, WI, October 26 – 27)

Stojilovic, N. “Probing Phase Transitions in Ceramic Nanofibers” (The American Physical Society-OSAPS Spring Meeting, East Lansing, MI, March 23rd-24th, 2018).

StojilovicN., Scepanovic, M., Grujic-Brojcin, M., Golubovic, A., Armakovic, S., Abramovic, B., Sreckovic, T., Vasilic, R., Dordevic, S.V., Popovic, Z.V. “Synthesis and Characterization of Titania-Based Nanopowders for Photocatalytic Degradation of Pindolol” (The American Physical Society-OSAPS Fall Meeting, Oxford, OH, October 13th-14th, 2017).

Kaltcheva N., Paunzen E, Topasna G., 2017, “Interstellar Extinction and Polarization toward the Open Cluster NGC 1502”, EWASS 2017, S07- Bridging the near and the far: from the Milky Way to nearby galaxies, Prague, Czech Republic, June 26-30, 2017

Kaltcheva N., Morser D., Homogeneous Metallicity Estimates of Open Clusters, EWASS 2017, S07- Bridging the near and the far: from the Milky Way to nearby galaxies, Prague, Czech Republic, June 26-30, 2017

Kaltcheva N., Golev V., Berghea C., Frouard J., Makarov V., 2017, Physical Parameters of Be stars via intermediate-band photometry, EWASS 2017, S02- 1st Gaia data, new science, new opportunities, synergies with radio astronomy, the Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training (GREAT) network, Prague, Czech Republic, June 26-30, 2017

Kaltcheva, N. , Topasna, G., Golev, V., 2017, “Strӧmgren-Hβ Photometry and Optical Polarization Study of Young Open Clusters”, Star Formation in Space and Time, Florence, Italy, June 5-9, 2017

Topasna, G. A., Kaltcheva, N., 2017, “Interstellar Extinction toward the Young Open Cluster NGC 1502”, American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.343.08.

Kaltcheva, N. (2016). Introduction to Stellar Spectra. Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers [workshop]

Lattery, M. & Kalman, C. (2018). Issues in science education informed by history and philosophy of science and psychology. International History and Philosophy in Science Teaching (IHPST) meeting. Ankara, Turkey.

Lattery, M. (2017). Scientific discovery and elementary particles of understanding. Texas Tech University.

Lattery, M. (2017). Wisconsin survey of physics and physical science teachers. Joint meeting of the Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers and Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Lattery, M. (2017). How are we to persuade? Texas Tech University. [one-hour faculty workshop]

Lattery, M. (2017). Northeast Wisconsin Science Institute, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh [one-week teacher summer workshop, 3-hour workshop during academic school year.]

Lattery, M. (2017). Analysis of force and motion using video analysis. Cooperative Academic Partnership Program Spring Workshop. [regional workshop]

Lattery, M. (2017). Air-Pulsed Carts and Modeling Aid: New Instruments for Research on Student Model-Based Reasoning. Phys-TEC Conference, Atlanta.

Lattery, M. (2016). Deep Learning in Introductory Physics. Modeling and Model-Based Reasoning in STEM Conference, Purdue University.

Lattery, M. (2016). Air-Pulsed Carts and Modeling Aid: New Instruments for Research on Student Model-Based Reasoning. Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers.

Lattery, M. (2016). The Digital Newton. Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers.

Lattery, M. (2016). Regressive-Revolutionary Modeling Behaviors in the History of Mechanics and in a Physical Science Classroom. Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers.

Pritzl, B. (2016). Stellar Evolution in the Classroom. Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers.

Stojilovic, N., M. Scepanovic, M. Grujic-Brojcin, A. Golubovic, S. Armakovic, B. Abramovic, T. Sreckovic, R. Vasilic, S.V. Dordevic, Z.V. Popovic “Synthesis and Characterization of Titania-Based Nanopowders for Photocatalytic Degradation of Pindolol” (The American Physical Society-OSAPS Fall Meeting, Oxford, OH, October 13th-14th, 2017).

Stojilovic, N., Dordevic, S., Stojadinovic, S. (2016). Effects of low-dose high-energy photon irradiation on UHMWPE films” (The American Physical Society-OSAPS Spring Meeting, Dayton, OH.

Dordevic, S., Foster, G., Wolf, M. , Stojilovic, N., Lei, H., Petrovic, C., Chen, Z, Li, Z, & Tung, L. (2016). Fano q reversal in topological insulator Bi2Se3” March Meeting of the APS, Baltimore, MD.

J. G. Tobin, S. Nowak, C.H. Booth, E.D. Bauer, S.-W. Yu, R. Alonso-Mori, T. Kroll, D. Nordlung, T.-C. Weng, D. Sokaras, “Tender X-rays as a Probe of 5f Electronic Structure and Covalency,” AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Oct 20-25, 2019  https://www.avs.org/Symposium.

J. G. Tobin, “Separate Measurement of the 5f5/2 and 5f7/2 Unoccupied Density of States in UO2,” Workshop on “Recent Advances in the X-ray Spectroscopy of the Actinides,” Joint SSRL/LCLS Users Conference, September 24-27, 2019, Menlo Park, CA, USA,  https://conf.slac.stanford.edu/ssrl-lcls-2019/program/fri-september-27

J. G. Tobin, “Direct Measurement of the 5f5/2 and 5f7/2 Unoccupied Density of States in UO2,” Uranium Science Meeting, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, January 21-22, 2019, https://uranium-science.tumblr.com/home

J. G. Tobin, “Covalency in Oxidized Uranium,” 6th International Workshop on the Dual Nature of f-Electrons, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA, June 6-10, 2016, https://iwdn2016.inl.gov/SitePages/Home.aspx

J. G. Tobin, “MaRIE, Electron Correlation in Pu, & An Idea,” MaRIE Workshop on “Opportunities for New X-Ray Sources to Shed Light on Mesoscale Functional Materials,” Santa Fe, NM, USA, July 21-22, 2016, http://www.lanl.gov/science-innovation/science-facilities/marie/index.php

J. G. Tobin, “Covalency in Oxidized Uranium,” AVS 63rd International Symposium and Exhibition, Nashville, TN, USA, November 6-11, 2016, http://www.avs.org/

 


Recent student presentations

Mativi, O., Lattery, M., & Dobbs, S. (2022). Fully leptonic charmonium decays using the PANDA detector at FAIR. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship.

Frisch, M. & Stojilovic, N. (2021). Discovering the origin of crystalline phase in ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene using x-ray diffraction. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Fall 2021 McNair Scholars Showcase. 

Isaacs, D. & Stojilovic, N. (2018). XRD Study of Anatase-to-Rutile Transitions in Electrospun Titania Nanofibers (Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium, UW Parkside, WI, July 30–31, 2018).

Christopherson, C. & Kaltcheva, N. (2017). Extinction-Polarization Relation for the Cygnus Star-Forming Field. Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers.

Shelvik, A. & Pritzl, B. (2017). RR Lyrae Stars in the Globular Cluster NGC 126. Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers.

Morser, D., Kaltcheva, N. (2017). Homogeneous Estimates of Physical Parameters of Galactic Open Clusters Based on Strömgren-Hβ and Vilnius Photometries, McNair Showcase.

Kaltcheva and Pritzl also supervised student presentations at NCUR (Adam Shelvik), the UW Symposium (Adam Shelvik), and the UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship (Tim Baker and Adam Shelvik).

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