Daniel Simons, PhD

Recent Physics Ph.D. graduate from the University of Iowa with a passion for data science

Greater Seattle Area, Washington, United States of America

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Daniel Simons is a highly dedicated and motivated individual with a passion for physics and astronomy. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington in 2018 and recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Iowa. As a Graduate Research Assistant, Daniel was involved in various research projects, focusing on studying the properties of subatomic particles and how they interact with each other. Daniel's strong analytical skills and attention to detail have allowed him to excel in his research and contribute to the advancement of the field of particle physics. He is a quick learner and has a strong understanding of theoretical concepts as well as practical applications. In addition to his academic pursuits, Daniel is also passionate about science communication and has given talks and presentations at various conferences and events. He strives to make complex scientific concepts accessible and interesting to a wider audience. With his combination of education, experience, and passion, he is well-equipped to take on any challenges and make a meaningful impact in the scientific community.


Self-consistent optimization of the z expansion for B -meson decays

Physical Review D / Feb 05, 2024

Simons, D., Gustafson, E., & Meurice, Y. (2024). Self-consistent optimization of the <mml:math xmlns:mml="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" display="inline"><mml:mi>z</mml:mi></mml:math> expansion for <mml:math xmlns:mml="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" display="inline"><mml:mi>B</mml:mi></mml:math> -meson decays. Physical Review D, 109(3). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.109.033003

Preprint repository arXiv achieves milestone million uploads

Physics Today / Jan 01, 2014

Preprint repository arXiv achieves milestone million uploads. (2014). Physics Today. https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.5.028530


University of Iowa

Ph.D., Physics / May, 2023

Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

University of Washington

Bachelor's, Physics and Astronomy / June, 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States of America


University of Iowa

Graduate Research Assistant / September, 2019May, 2023

Efficiently analyzed experimental data using Python and Mathematica, comparing mathematical models to quantify parameter uncertainty and rank model agreement. Contributed significantly to precision in uncertainty calculations for large-scale particle interaction experiments, presented findings at conferences, and published research papers, earning recognition and scholarships for contributions to particle physics.

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