About Me

My name is David Harrison. Welcome to my personal webpage! I am finishing up my sixth-year physics graduate student at the University of Minnesota. I am a 2010 graduate of St. John's University where I majored in Physics, Numerical Computation, and Spanish. After graduation, I worked for three years as a software engineer, most recently at Sajan (now AMPLEXOR) in River Falls, WI. I also co-authored two iPhone apps, which have more than a million users: Strobe Light and Ruler for iPad and iPhone — Free.

My current work is in Dan Dahlberg's group, where I use noise to probe the underlying physics of magnetic systems. You can read more about the work that I am doing on my research page.

Last spring, I taught a 48 student introductory physics course at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. This was an incredibly rewarding experience, professionally and personally, and I plan to pursue a career in teaching in the future. I expect to complete my Ph.D. by Summer 2020 and will be pursuing postdoctoral opportunities, in addition to visiting and permanent assistant professor positions at midwestern liberal arts colleges, for Fall 2020.