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


Recreating Earth’s dynamo

Some recent highlights

Demystifying the ice giants’ puzzling poles
Geysers in the high desert
On the genesis of Earth’s magnetismHome_files/R%26K_GeodynamoReview.pdf