University of Minnesota
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Sheng Tian

TATEH 285-05 (office)
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Summary of Interests

About My Work

My research interests include ion outflow from the high latitude ionosphere; energization of the solar/polar wind; aurora physics and its connection to tail dynamics; Poynting flux carried by plasma waves and its effects; dipolarization at the near-earth region. Other research interests include kinetic Alfven wave, time domain structures, wave-particle interactions in the radiation belt, shock and reconnection site, data processing algorithms on the electric field, auroral images, and thermal particle data.


B.S., Peking University, 2010
Ph.D., Univ of Minnesota, 2017