LabVIEW for the Advanced Lab
Western Kentucky University, June 25-27, 2019
6 SeatsIn many advanced physics laboratory experiments it is advantageous to be able to use a computer to acquire data or to control the apparatus. Situations often arise where the rate at which data should be collected, the quantity of data that is required, or the precision that is necessary make it difficult to carry out the experiment without the use of some form of automated data acquisition and control capacity. This Immersion will focus on how to effectively use LabVIEW in the advanced physics laboratory to help address these issues.
Host and Mentor:
Doug Harper (BS WKU 1986, PhD Vanderbilt, 1991) returned to his alma-mater in 1991 to join the WKU physics faculty where he has served since and currently holds the rank of Professor. He teaches a variety of courses for physics majors including University Physics, Electronics, Electrodynamics, Computational Physics, Classical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics. Since 2000 he has taught a course entitled “Data Acquisition Using LabVIEW” where physics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering students learn data acquisition concepts and how to program in LabVIEW in a project-based approach. Since 2009 this course has been part of National Instruments LabVIEW Academy. Professor Harper has used LabVIEW extensively in both teaching and research for over 25 years and is certified by National Instruments as a Certified LabVIEW Architect.
Professor Doug Harper, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Boulevard, #11077, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 270-745-6194.