Jimmy Kingston

My name is James (Jimmy) Kingston. I am 25 years old and live in Davis. I am a 1st year physics PhD student at the University of California, Davis.

My field of research is experimental particle physics: specifically, I am interested in the direct detection of dark matter, and am working in the Pantic Group on the DarkSide-20k experiment.

My hobbies include fitness (with a recent focus in powerlifting) and listening to free audiobooks on YouTube.
I am also passionate about veganism. I want to show by example that it is a healthy and convenient lifestyle.

Book Reviews and Rankings

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2020


Powerlifting Progress
Planche Progress

Software Tutorials

Git Tutorial
Setting up a Computing Environment on a Macbook Pro


1. J. Xu, S. Pereverzev, B. Lenardo, J. Kingston, D. Naim, A. Bernstein, K. Kazkaz, M. Tripathi, “Electron extraction efficiency study for dual-phase xenon dark matter experiments”, Phys. Rev. D 99, 103024 (Published May 2019)
2. B. G. Lenardo, J. Xu, S. Pereverzev, O. A. Akindele, D. Naim, J. Kingston, A. Bernstein, K. Kazkaz, M. Tripathi, C. Awe, L. Li, J. Runge, S. Hedges, P. An, and P. S. Barbeau, “Low-energy physics reach of xenon detectors for nuclear-recoil-based dark matter and neutrino experiments”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 231106 (Published December 2019)