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Shi, Yuan

Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • The research in our group uncovers the synergy between plasma physics and quantum physics. We study how magnetic fields change laser-plasma interactions for fusion and photonics applications. We develop quantum algorithms for plasma-related problems and improve the performance of current quantum hardware. We explore field-theory models and use them to investigate plasma behaviors in relativistic and quantum regimes.


  • magnetized laser-plasma interactions, for magneto-inertial fusion and photonics; quantum simulations, for high-energy-density and strong-field phenomena; field theories with nontrivial backgrounds, for plasmas and dark matter


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courses taught

  • PHYS 1115 - General Physics 1 for Majors
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2023
    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 3320 - Principles of Electricity and Magnetism 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Continuation of PHYS 3310. Electromagnetic induction; magnetic energy; microscopic theory of magnetic properties; Ac circuits; Maxwell's Equations; planewaves; waveguides and transmission lines; radiation from electric and magnetic dipoles and from an accelerated charge.


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