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Vladimir Demidov, Ph.D.


Research Professor
West Virginia University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
White Hall 205
PO Box 6315
Morgantown, WV 26506-6315

Phone: 304-293-4920

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Dr. Demidov has many years of diverse experience from physics, research, and education. He has done investigations of physics and chemistry of plasmas, plasma electronic devices, optics and spectroscopy, atomic and molecular physics, and lasers. He also has experience teaching in general and theoretical physics, different aspects of plasma physics, atomic and molecular physics, optics, mathematics, and computer algebra systems.


Ph.D., Physics, St. Petersburg University, Russia

Ask_an_Expert Alan Bristow

“Ask an Expert” with Professor Alan Bristow

Professor Alan Bristow was featured in the inaugural “Ask an Expert” article in the Fall 2014 edition of WVU Magazine, where he answered questions about the future of photonic devices and the study of physics.

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James Smith

Professor James Smith, WVU Alum

James Smith, Adjunct Professor at Emory University, (B.S. ‘64, M.S. ‘66, Ph.D. ‘69 in Physics) talks about his career and his time at WVU.

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Mysterious Radio Bursts, Sent From Deep Space

Reporting in Science, researchers including WVU physics post-docs Sam Bates and Lina Levin write of discovering four radio bursts from outer space. WVU professors Duncan Lorimer and Maura McLaughlin were on the team that detected the first such explosion in 2007. On NPR’s Science Friday, Dr. Lorimer discusses what could be causing these radio signals, such as evaporating black holes, an idea proposed by Stephen Hawking in the 1970s.

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