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Zhong, Shijie Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Shijie Zhong's research is focused on understanding the dynamics of planetary interiors and its relation to observations at the planetary surfaces including gravity, magnetics, topography, volcanism, and tectonics. In his work, Dr. Zhong uses methods of fluid dynamics with both numerical and theoretical models.

keywords

  • dynamics of planetary interiors, geophysics, fluid dynamics.

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ASTR 6630 - Earth and Planetary Physics 3
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines the solar system, emphasizing theories of its origin and meteorites. Highlights distribution of radioactive materials, age dating, heat flow through continents and the ocean floor, internal temperature distribution in the Earth, and mantle convection. Also covers the origin of the oceans and atmosphere. Same as GEOL 6630 and PHYS 6630.
  • GEOL 6630 - Earth and Planetary Physics 3
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Offered alternate years. Examines the solar system, emphasizing theories of its origin and meteorites. Highlights distribution of radioactive materials, age dating, heat flow through continents and the ocean floor, internal temperature distribution in the Earth, and mantle convection. Also covers the origin of the oceans and atmosphere. Same as ASTR 6630 and PHYS 6630.
  • PHYS 1115 - General Physics 1 for Majors
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    First semester of three semester sequence for physics, engineering physics and astronomy majors. Covers kinematics, dynamics momentum of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, gravitation, simple harmonic motion and introduction to thermodynamics. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1110.
  • PHYS 2020 - General Physics 2
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Includes three lectures, one two-hour laboratory/recitation per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Covers electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics. Designed for life science majors, including premed students. Natural science majors with a knowledge of calculus and others taking calculus are urged to take the calculus-based courses PHYS 1110, PHYS 1120, PHYS 1140 and PHYS 2130, rather than PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2020.
  • PHYS 6630 - Earth and Planetary Physics 3
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines the solar system, emphasizing theories of its origin and meteorites. Highlights distribution of radioactive materials, age dating, heat flow through continents and the ocean floor, internal temperature distribution in the Earth, and mantle convection. Also covers the origin of the oceans and atmosphere. Same as GEOL 6630 and ASTR 6630.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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