Hui Zhang

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Hui Zhang


University affiliation

  • College of Natural Science and Mathematics
  • GI Space Physics and Aeronomy
  • Dept. of Physics
  • Geophysical Institute
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks)

Contact information

Media contact

Rod Boyce

Areas of expertise

  • Atmospheric and space science
  • Physics

Research interests/biography

Zhang studies the structure and dynamics of the Earth’s dayside magnetosphere including the magnetosheath, magnetopause, boundary layer and cusp; energetic particle acceleration by magnetic reconnection; diffusion region physics; the interaction of interplanetary shocks with the Earth’s bow shock, magnetosphere, and the global effects resulting from the interaction; and foreshock phenomena such as Hot Flow Anomalies foreshock cavities and their geoeffects.