__Mario
Belloni __

**Research**

__August
1999-present:__ Starting at

**Students**

Leah Ruckle (physics ‘12)

Seyi Ayorinde (physics ‘10)

Kelsey Chisholm (physics ‘10)

David
Sheibley (physics ‘07)

Robert
Correll (physics ‘07)

Laura
Gilbert (physics ‘06): now at

Kevin
Bell (Spanish ’05)

Adam
Abele (physics ‘03)

Andrew
Schoewe (physics ‘03)

Ben
Sargent (mathematics ‘01): now at

Tim
Valdez (physics ‘01)

**Student Awards/Honors**

Summer__
2011:__ Davidson College DRI Fellowship to Leah Ruckle (’12).

__
September
2006:__ Best Undergraduate Student
Paper Award from the

__May
2006:__ 76-page Honors Thesis, “An
Analytic Study of the

__April
2006:__ Physics Award at Davidson
College. Award given to Laura Gilbert (’06).

__March
2006:__ Best Undergraduate
Student Paper Award from the North Carolina Section of the American Association
of Physics Teachers. Award given to Laura Gilbert (’06).

__October
2005:__ Outstanding Undergraduate
Student Award from the North Carolina Section of the American Association of
Physics Teachers. Award given to Laura Gilbert (’06).

__April
2005:__ Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research
Award. Award given to Laura Gilbert (’06) for research completed with
Mario Belloni.

__April
2003:__ Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research
Award. Award given to Adam Abele (’03) for research completed with
Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni.

**Professional Service/Outreach/Leadership**

__
July 2010-July 2011:__ Interim Society
of Physics Students Zone Councilor from Zone 5,.

__September
2005:__ Attend the 2005 SPS and Sigma
Pi Sigma National Council Meeting as proxy Zone Councilor from Zone 5,

__September
2005:__ Attend the 2005 SPS and Sigma
Pi Sigma National Council Meeting as proxy Zone Councilor from Zone 5,

**Publications with Undergraduates (denoted by a *)**

__
June 2010:__
“New Mathematical Identities from Quantum Mechanical Sum Rules:
Parity-related Potentials,” Seyi Ayorinde*,
Kelsey Chisholm*, Mario
Belloni, and Richard W. Robinett, *J.
Phys. A: Mathematical and Theoretical*, **
43 **
235202, 22 pp. (2010).

__
November
2006:__ “Piecewise Zero-curvature Energy Eigenfunctions
in One Dimension,” Laura Gilbert*, Mario Belloni, Michael Doncheski, and
Richard Robinett, *European Journal of Physics*** 27**, 1331-1339 (2006).

__June
2006:__ “Playing Quantum Physics
Jeopardy with zero-energy eigenstates,” Laura Gilbert*, Mario Belloni, Michael
Doncheski, and Richard Robinett, *American Journal
of Physics*** 74**, 1035-1036
(2006). ArXiv number: quant-ph/0606196.

__September 2005:__ “More on the Asymmetric Infinite Square
Well: Energy Eigenstates with Zero-curvature,” Laura Gilbert*, Mario Belloni,
Michael Doncheski, and Richard Robinett,
*European Journal of Physics* **26**,
815-825 (2005). ArXiv
number: quant-ph/0512156.

**Web Publications**

__June
2006__: “Playing Quantum Physics
Jeopardy with zero-energy eigenstates,” Laura Gilbert, Mario Belloni, Michael
Doncheski, and Richard Robinett. Content to support the paper of the same
name published in *The American Journal of Physics*. Available
at: http://webphysics.davidson.edu/mjb/jeopardy.
This material is also published as EPAPS Document E-AJPIAS-72-xxxxxx at:
ftp://ftp.aip.org/epaps/am_j_phys/E-AJPIAS-72-xxxxxx/.

**Talks and Presentations given at **

__September 2010:__
Leah Ruckle*, Mario Belloni, and Richard Robinett “The Biharmonic Oscillator
and Asymmetric Linear Potentials in the Extreme Quantum Limit,”
*Contributed Talk*, Davidson
College Physics Department’s “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” Seminar at
Davidson College.

__September 2009:__
Seyi Ayorinde*, Kelsey Chisholm*, Wolfgang Christian, Richard Robinett, and
Mario Belloni, “Negativity of the Wigner Function and its Applications,”
*Contributed Talk*, Davidson
College Physics Department’s “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” Seminar at
Davidson College.

__September 2009:__
Kelsey Chisholm*, Seyi Ayorinde*, Richard Robinett, and Mario Belloni, “New
Mathematical Identities from Quantum Mechanical Sum Rules: Parity-related
Potentials,” *Contributed Talk*,
Davidson College Physics Department’s “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”
Seminar at Davidson College.

__August
2006:__ David Sheibley*
and Mario Belloni, “Studying a Quantum ‘Bounce’,” *Contributed Talk*, Davidson College Physics Department’s “What I Did
on My Summer Vacation” Seminar at Davidson College.

__August
2006:__ Robert Correll*,
Mario Belloni, and Wolfgang Christian, “Packets in the Classical Asymmetric
Infinite Square Well,” *Contributed Talk*,
Davidson College Physics Department’s “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”
Seminar at

__April
2006: __Laura Gilbert*, “An Analytic
Study of Quantum Mechanical Asymmetric *Honors Thesis Defense*, Physics
Department,

__April
2006: __Laura Gilbert*, Mario Belloni,
Michael Doncheski, and Richard Robinett,
“An Analytic Study of Quantum Mechanical Asymmetric *Invited Poster*, Decision Davidson.

__September
2005:__ Laura Gilbert*, Mario Belloni,
Michael Doncheski, and Richard Robinett,
“Wigging out for the Summer: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Phase
Space in Quantum Mechanics,” *Contributed
Talk*, Davidson College Physics Department’s “What I Did on My Summer
Vacation” Seminar at Davidson College.

__September
2004:__ Laura Gilbert*, Mario Belloni,
Michael Doncheski, and Richard Robinett,
“Much Ado About Nothing: A Diversion into Allowable Solutions of the 1-D
Schrödinger Equation,” *Contributed Talk*,
Davidson College Physics Department’s “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”
Seminar at

__Summer
2004:__ Laura Gilbert*, Mario Belloni,
Michael Doncheski, and Richard Robinett,
“Wave Packet Revivals in the Asymmetric Infinite Square Well,” *Contributed Talk*, Davidson College
Physics Department’s Summer Research Symposium at

__May
2003:__ Adam Abele*, “Using Java 3D to
Visualize Calculations in Advanced Quantum Mechanics,” *Poster*, Spring Research Symposium at

__May
2003:__ Adam Abele*, “Using Java 3D to
Visualize Calculations in Advanced Quantum Mechanics,” *Contributed Talk*, Physics Department Seminar at

__September
2002:__ Kevin Bell* and Andrew Schoewe*, “Through the Looking Glass: An Introduction
to Supersymmetry, SUSY Quantum Mechanics, and Complex
Periodic Potentials,” *Contributed Talk*,
Davidson College Physics Department’s “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”
Seminar at Davidson College.

__Summer
2002:__ Kevin Bell* and Andrew Schoewe*, “Through the Looking Glass: An Introduction
to Supersymmetry, SUSY Quantum Mechanics, and Complex
Periodic Potentials,” *Contributed Talk*,
Davidson College Physics Department’s Summer Research Symposium at

__August
2001:__ Ben Sargent*,
“*PT*-Symmetric Supersymmetric Quantum
Mechanics,” *Contributed Talk*,
Davidson College Physics Department’s “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”
Seminar at

__Summer
2001:__ Ben Sargent*,
“*PT*-Symmetric Supersymmetric Quantum
Mechanics,” *Contributed Talk*,
Davidson College Physics Department’s Summer Research Symposium at

__October
2000:__ Tim Valdes*, “Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics,” *Math Coffee*, Mathematics Department at

__September
2000:__ Tim Valdes*, “Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics,” *Contributed Talk*, Davidson College Physics Department’s “What I Did
on My Summer Vacation” Seminar at

__Summer
2000:__ Tim Valdes*, “Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics,” *Contributed Talk*, Davidson College Physics Department’s Summer
Research Symposium at

__May
2000:__ Tim Valdes*, “Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics,” *Poster*, Spring Research Symposium at

__1998:__ Matthew Fagen*, “SUSY,” Talk given as part of a Junior/Senior
seminar course at

__1998:__ Brian Evans*,
“Neutrino Mixing,” Talk given as part of a Junior/Senior seminar course at

**Conference Talks and Presentations with Undergraduates
(*)**

__October 2010:__
Leah Ruckle*, Mario Belloni, and Richard Robinett “The Biharmonic Oscillator
and Asymmetric Linear Potentials in the Extreme Quantum Limit,” Joint
Meeting of the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics
Teachers and Zone 9 of the Society of Physics Students, Davidson, North
Carolina.

__October 2010:__
Todd Timberlake, Aaron Titus, Mark Montazer*, and Mario Belloni, “A Flexible
Platform for Teaching Astronomy and Astrophysics,”
*Contributed Poster*, North
Carolina Astronomers’ Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina.

__February 2010:__
T. Timberlake, A. Titus, M. Montazer*, and M. Belloni, “A Flexible Platform
for Teaching Astronomy and Astrophysics,”
*Contributed Poster*, Joint Winter
Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers and American
Physical Society, Washington, DC.

__January 2007:__ D. Sheibley*, M. Belloni, M. A. Doncheski, and R. W. Robinett, “Studying a Quantum ‘Bounce’,”
*Contributed Talk*, Joint Winter Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American
Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA, January 2007.

__January 2007:__ R. Correll*, M. Belloni, and W. Christian, “Packets in the Classical Asymmetric Infinite
Square Well,” *Contributed Talk*, Joint Winter Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the
American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA, January 2007.

__September
2006:__ David Sheibley*
and Mario Belloni, “Studying a Quantum ‘Bounce’,” *Contributed Poster*, Joint Meeting of the North Carolina Section of
the American Association of Physics Teachers and Zone 9 of the Society of
Physics Students, Elon, North Carolina.

__September
2006:__ Robert Correll*,
Mario Belloni, and Wolfgang Christian, “Packets in the Classical Asymmetric
Infinite Square Well,” *Contributed Poster*,
Joint Meeting of the North Carolina Section of the American Association of
Physics Teachers and Zone 9 of the Society of Physics Students, Elon, North Carolina.

__April
2006: __M. A. Doncheski,
R. W. Robinett, L. P. Gilbert*, and M. Belloni, “Fun
with a Square Well,” *Contributed Talk*, Central Pennsylvania Section of
the American Association of Physics Teachers, Pennsylvania College of
Technology, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

__March
2006:__ Laura Gilbert*, Mario Belloni, Michael
Doncheski, and Richard Robinett, “An Analytic Study of Quantum Mechanical
Asymmetric Infinite Square Wells,” *Contributed Poster*, Joint Meeting of
North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers and Zone
9 of the Society of Physics Students, Belmont, North Carolina.

__November
2005:__
Mario Belloni, Laura Gilbert*, Michael Doncheski,
and Richard Robinett, “An Analytic Study of Energy
Eigenstates of Piecewise-constant Potentials Using the Wigner Quasi-probability
Distribution,” *Contributed Talk*, Joint Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the
American Physical Society and the Florida Section of the American Association
of

__October
2005:__ Laura Gilbert*, “The Pedagogy
of the Asymmetric *Invited Talk*, North

__January
2005:__ Laura Gilbert*, Mario Belloni,
Michael Doncheski, and Richard Robinett,
“Wave Packet Revivals in the Asymmetric Infinite Square Well,” *Contributed Talk*, Winter Meeting of the
American Association of Physics Teachers, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

__October 2004:__ Mario Belloni, Laura Gilbert*,
Michael Doncheski, and Richard Robinett,
“Much *Contributed Talk*, Joint Meeting of

__October
2004:__ Laura Gilbert*, Mario Belloni,
Michael Doncheski, and Richard Robinett,
“Wave Packet Revivals in the Asymmetric Infinite Square Well,” *Contributed Poster*, Joint Meeting of
North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers and Zone
9 of the Society of Physics Students, Davidson, North Carolina.

__November
2003:__ Kevin Bell*, Andrew Schoewe*, and Mario Belloni, “Hill’s Equation and SUSY
QM: Solving Periodic *PT*-symmetric Differential Equations,” *Contributed Poster*, Joint Meeting of the
Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society and the North Carolina
Section of the American Association of

__August 2003:__ Mario Belloni, Adam Abele*, and Wolfgang Christian,
“One-, Two-, and Three-dimensional Quantum Mechanics Using Java3D,” *Contributed
Talk*, Summer Meeting of the American
Association of Physics Teachers, Madison, Wisconsin.

__April
2003:__ Adam Abele*, “Using Java 3D to
Visualize Problems in Classical and Quantum Mechanics,” *Invited Poster*, Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Awards,

__April
2003:__ Kevin Bell*, Andrew Schoewe*, and Mario Belloni, “Using Hill’s Equation to
Solve *PT*-Symmetric Periodic
Differential Equations,” *Contributed Talk*,
Joint Meeting of the American Physical Society and the Division of Particles
and Fields,

__January
2003:__ Andrew Schoewe*,
Kevin Bell* and Mario Belloni, “Solving *PT*-Symmetric
Periodic Potentials Using Hill’s Equation,” *Contributed
Talk*, Winter Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers,

__June
2002:__ Mario Belloni, Kevin Bell*, Ben
Sargent*, and Andrew Schoewe*,
“Determining the Energy Spectrum of a *PT*-Symmetric
Periodic Potential,” *Contributed Poster*,
Gordon Research Conference on Physics Research and Education: Quantum
Mechanics,

__March
2002:__ Mario Belloni and Meghan
Carroll*, “Using a Computer-Rich Curriculum to Teach Quantum Mechanics,” *Contributed Talk*, North Carolina Section
of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Winston Salem, North Carolina.

__January
2002:__ Ben Sargent*
and Mario Belloni, “*PT*-Symmetric
Periodic Potentials within Supersymmetric Quantum
Mechanics,” *Contributed Talk*, Winter
Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania.

__November
2001:__ Ben Sargent*
and Mario Belloni, “*PT*-Symmetric Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics,” *Contributed Poster*, Southeastern Section of the American Physical
Society, Charlottesville, Virginia.