Anthony Chan

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Rice University

Contact Info
Rice University
Physics and Astronomy
6100 Main Street
Houston
TX
77005
Email: 
aac@rice.edu
Research Interests: 
Basic plasma physics, including the excitation and propagation of plasma waves, and their effects on particle acceleration and transport, especially acceleration and transport of energetic particles in space plasmas. I am particularly interested in the theory and simulation of the dynamics of relativistic electrons in magnetospheric electromagnetic fields, including motion in large-scale fields and in a variety of plasma waves. Relativistic electrons are of great interest because these particles are potentially harmful to technological systems and to humans in space but it is not well understood quantitatively how they are accelerated to such high energies and in such large numbers.
Candidate's Preferred Background: 
Experience with theory and simulation of plasmas, including (but not limited to) studies of the excitation and propagation of space plasma waves, and their effects on particle acceleration and transport.