ESP Biography

JEFF OISHI, Postdoc at Stanford Physics and SLAC

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: P

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a postdoc at Stanford working on the formation and evolution of magnetic fields in the universe. In order to do this work, I use computer simulations to understand motions that change over times and distances too long to fit into a human lifetime in an earthbound lab. These simulations run on computers ranging from laptops to the largest unclassified supercomputers in the country, using open source, freely available software.

In my spare time, I play loud music, build bikes, and ride them around Oakland.

Past Classes

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S1092: Art in Science: Visualizing Flows in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
The goal of science is understanding nature. In order to do that, one has to make careful observations, and then create simple models that attempt to capture what one sees. Nature is extremely complex, from water flowing in streams to the turbulent gas forming stars in interstellar space. In this course we will learn how scientists use various visualization methods to make sense of complex, cosmic phenomena.