David Tanner 

Department of Physics
University of Florida
            cartoon by Bobby Scurlock <bslock@phys.ufl.edu>

This book, Optical Effects in Solids is intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates interested in the optical properties of materials. I think that it covers a good range of subjects.
Optical Effects in Solids was published by Cambridge University Press in April 2019.  It is also on Amazon.
The cover shows shows the bowl of a toddy ladle made in England around 1760. Set into the bowl of the ladle is a silver sixpence that was minted in 1758. The coin was designed during the reign of George II by John Sigismund Tanner, Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint. The sixpence coin was called a "tanner" by the British right up until decimalization.

PHY 4324 Electromagnetism 2 (Sp 2021)

PHY 3101 Modern Physics (Sp 2020)

PHY7097 Optical effects in solids (2017)

Contact Information

Brief Vita

Research Interests 


UF axion search

Condensed Matter Group

Condensed Matter Seminar

 EzTeX macro package

HPP plotting program

Data analysis programs

 XRO zip file

Long Vita (PDF)

Papers  in PDF format

Papers ordered by subject

List of Publications (PDF)


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David Tanner  /   Last modified: 5 Jan  2021.