DAVID B KIEDA portrait
  • Dean Graduate School
  • Dean, The Graduate School, Graduate School
  • Professor, Physics And Astronomy

Current Courses

Spring 2018

  • OSHER 886-001
    6 Nobel Prizes, 6 Utah Stories
  • PHYS 4999-004
    Senior Honors Project
  • PHYS 6859-009
    Instrumentation Project
  • PHYS 6950-030
    Quant Thry & Relity for Tchrs
    Location: JFB 325 (James Fletcher)
  • PHYS 6970-007
    Thesis Research: Master
  • PHYS 6980-007
    Faculty Consultation
  • PHYS 7810-008
    Graduate Seminar: Phd
  • PHYS 7910-008
    Special Reading Topics:
  • PHYS 7970-007
    Thesis Research: Ph.D.
  • PHYS 7980-007
    Faculty Consultation

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Wildcat Consulting. 06/1993 - present. Employees: 1.
    Comments: Provides Scientific assessment and analysis for medical devices and patent law

Courses I Teach

  • Physics 6610 - Electronics for Scientific Instrumentation
    Introductory circuit theory, components, digital and analog circuits. Op-amps, filters, Fourier signal analysis. Transistor/FET circuit design: biasing, small signal models. Phase lock looks, Voltage Controlled Oscillators. AM/FM modulation/demodulation.
  • Physics 6620 - Data Acquisition for Scientific Instrumentation
    Covers Labview introductory, intermediate, and advanced programming courses. Application of software algorithms and strategie to build reusable, object oriented software systems. Queued Message handlers, finite state machines, actor framework.
  • Physics/Astronomy 5580 - Cosmology
    A core course intended for graduate students of astronomy and physics. The course explores the theory and observational evidence of modern cosmology. The course will talk about basic equations describing the universe, the expansion and age of the universe, dark matter and dark energy, the thermal history of the universe, the origin of the light elements, and the blackbody spectra of the cosmic microwave background. The course will also cover topics about the origin of structures in the universe, including cosmological density field, growth of density perturbation, inflation, anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background, galaxy formation, and comic reionization.
  • Physics/Astronomy 5590 - Stellar Astrophysics and Compact Objects
    A core course which develops a physical methodology to understand the origin and evolution of stars. Discusses formation of stars, stellar evolution, star clusters, novae and supernovae, white dwarves, neutron stars, and black holes. Topics include Cepheid variables, Wolf-Rayet Stars, binary stellar systems and accretion disks.

Teaching Projects

  • Computer Interfacing using Real Time LabView 2009 (PHYS 3620/6620) . Project Lead: David Kieda. University of Utah 12/01/2009 - 12/01/2010. Total Budget: $3,000.00.