General info

Current research at VLF Group

Postdoc (#2) at the University of Hawaii

In 2002-2004, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Postdoc (#1) at Stanford HEP group

In 2000-2001, I was a postdoctoral student at the Neutrino Physics Group at the Physics Department of Stanford University.

Ph. D. research at VLF group

Until March 2000 I was a graduate student at the Physics Department of Stanford University. I worked in the VLF Group at the Electrical Engineering Department, where I studied energetic electrodynamic phenomena associated with thunderstorms. My advisor was Umran S. Inan, the director of STAR Laboratory of the Electrical Engineering Department.

Tutorials and references

Here are LaTeX sources of some of them.
  1. Maximum entropy method. Slides of a talk that I gave for an Astrophysics Seminar class.
  2. Introduction to molecular spectra. Tutorial talk at VLF group colloquium.
  3. Conversion between systems of units - a self-cooked reference.
  4. Plasma kinetics tutorial. This is a set of two lectures given by me for Prof. Umran S. Inan's Plasma Physics course, containing Fokker-Planck equation and spherical expansion of kinetic equation.
  5. Full-wave method of calculation of e/m field in stratified media. A lecture on the algorithm and applications of the Stanford Full-Wave Method (SFWM) code, given by me for Computational Electromagnetics and Plasma Physics courses.
  6. Magnetohydrodynamics - a short summary.
  7. Error and other related functions - useful in plasma science.
  8. Fourier transform
  9. Fluctuation-dissipation theorem
  10. Bessel functions Jn(x) of integer order
  11. Inheritance pattern in C (with example C code). I am not a computer science specialist so this is a bit outside my comfort zone. However, I have written some code in C for computational scientific models. I found that some object-oriented programming paradigm (OOPP) concepts do not need complicated languages like C++, but may be implemented in a simpler language like C, with the code still remaining to be readable and extensible.

Programs and utilities

  1. plotcma.m - MATLAB function to plot a CMA diagram for cold 2-component plasma, with E field polarization.

Various Physics Links

Physics of upper atmosphere

Astrophysics links

Atomic physics links

Physics is Fun

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