Jeffrey S. Oishi

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Jeffrey S. Oishi is an associate professor of physics at Bates College, Maine, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He studied magnetohydrodynamic turbulence at the University of California, Berkeley; the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University; and the American Museum of Natural History, New York. His current work spans a wide range of topics in fluid mechanics and plasma physics, with a particular focus on numerical methods for solving partial differential equations. He is a founder of the Dedalus Project, an open-source software framework for the mathematical modeling of physical systems that is used by physicists, mathematicians, and engineers.


Experiment Sees Elusive Magnetic-Fluid Instability

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