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Prof. Xing Wei (魏星)

Department of Astronomy
Beijing Normal University
XinWai Street 19
Beijing 100875, China

email: xingwei@bnu.edu.cn

Recruitment

I plan to recruit graduate students for these projects.

Students with the background of mathematics, physics, fluid mechanics, astronomy or geophysics are welcome to contact me. The projects are not limited to the above ones and you are encouraged to propose your own ideas.

Research Interests

My research interests are theoretical astrophysics, especially astrophysical fluid dynamics and plasma physics. For example, how planetary or stellar magnetic fields are generated and evolve, how tidal waves in binary system propagate and dissipate, and why proto-planetary or black hole disk becomes unstable, etc. To understand these problems, mathematical models need to be built and studied by means of order-of-magnitude estimation and paper-and-pencil calculation with a little numerical work but not massive parallel computation. Below are some objects that I study. From left to right: Earth's magnetic fields, Jupiter's red spot, stellar interior, tides in binary stars, and disk accretion.

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Courses

Fluid Mechanics (流体力学)

This course is an introduction to fluid mechanics. The contents involve physical property of fluid, Euler equation and Navier-Stokes equation, vortex dynamics, waves in fluid, boundary layer theory, flow instability, introduction to turbulence, introduction to shocks, and introduction to geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics.

这门课程介绍流体力学的基本知识。课程内容包括:流体的基本性质,流体力学基本方程,流体中的涡,流体中的波,边界层理论,流动稳定性,湍流简介,激波简介,地球物理和天体物理流体力学简介。

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Reference books (参考书)

Numerical Analysis (数值分析)

Syllabus and textbook (教学内容和教科书)
http://math.sjtu.edu.cn/course/Ngraduate/category.asp?name=9001&secondName=9327

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