Eric King

 

My research focuses on the fluid dynamics of planets and stars.  I use laboratory experiments and computer simulations to gain insight into the turbulent flows occurring in the atmospheres, oceans, and interiors of Earth and other planets, as well as within stars and other astrophysical objects.

Miller Research Fellow

Physics and

Earth and Planetary Science

University of California Berkeley

479 McCone Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720-4767

eric.king[at]berkeley.edu

Recreating Earth’s dynamohttp://blogs.scientificamerican.com/assignment-impossible/2011/09/14/too-hard-for-science-recreating-earths-dynamo/http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/assignment-impossible/2011/09/14/too-hard-for-science-recreating-earths-dynamo/shapeimage_2_link_0

Some recent highlights

Demystifying the ice giants’ puzzling poleshttp://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/article/66/6/10.1063/PT.3.2001
Geysers in the high deserthttps://vimeo.com/68079039https://vimeo.com/68079039shapeimage_5_link_0
On the genesis of Earth’s magnetismHome_files/R%26K_GeodynamoReview.pdf