PICS Seminar: Chuanfei Dong (Princeton)
Star-Terrestrial Planet Interaction in Our Solar System and Beyond: Magnetic Fields, Atmospheric Loss, and Prebiotic Chemistry
Bio: Dr. Chuanfei Dong, 董川飞, is an Associate Research Astrophysicist at the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University and a long-term Visiting Research Physicist in the Theory Department of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). He received his B. Sci. from the University of Science and Technology of China (2009) in Geophysics and Theoretical Physics. He received his M. Sci. from Georgia Tech (2010) in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He received his M. Sci. and Ph. D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Space and Planetary Sciences (2012, 2015), M.S.E. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (2014), and Ph. D. in scientific computing (2015).
His research interests include: star-planet interactions, (exo-) planetary habitability and astrobiology, solar wind interaction with planets/moons (e.g., Mars, Venus, Mercury and Ganymede), ion/electron heating by Alfvén/whistler waves via non/sub-resonant interaction, high intensity laser-plasma interaction, electrons and coherent radiation (in traveling wave tube, klystron, gyrotron, magnetron), magnetic reconnection and turbulence, information feedback in intelligent transportation systems (ITSs); application of the evolutionary game theory to traffic networks.
About the Series
The MIT Planetary Lunch Colloquium Series [PlCS] is a weekly seminar series organized within the EAPS department. Colloquia topics span the range of research interests of the department's planetary sciences research program. The seminars usually take place on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm in 54-1623 unless otherwise noted (term-time only). Speakers include members of the MIT community and visitors. Talks are intended to appeal to graduate students, postdocs, research scientists, and faculty with a background in planetary science. A light lunch is provided.