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Dr Chen Wang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


I am a postdoc in the Math Department. My research project is waves, instabilities and mean flows in MHD systems, in collaboration with Professor Andrew Gilbert and Dr. Joanne Mason. I have studied the instability of MHD shallow-water system, and the MHD instability on a sphere. I'm currently studying the effect of magnetic field on the zonostrophic instabilty, which is responsible for the generation of zonal jets on planets. 

I did my PhD in the University of British Columbia, Canada under the guidance of Professor Neil Balmforth. I studied baroclinic critical layers in stratified shear flows, which are closely related to strato-rotational instability and zombie vortices. 

This is my CV.