Richard Marchand, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin
Email
richard.marchand@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-1061
Address
3-123 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

BSc (1974) Université de Montréal

MSc (1975) University of Toronto

PhD (1979) Princeton University


Research

Computational physics

Physics of spacecraft interaction with space environment

Ionospheric and magnetospheric physics

Particle in Cell (PIC) simulations

Finite elements

Structured and unstructured meshes

Courses

ASTRO 429 - Upper Atmosphere and Space Physics

Basic space plasma phenomena: the Earth's plasma and field environment; the solar cycle; generation of the solar wind; the interplanetary plasma and field environment; the solar-terrestrial interaction; magnetospheric substorms; the aurora borealis; magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions; effects of magnetospheric storms on man-made systems; use of natural electromagnetic fields for geophysical exploration. Pre- or corequisite: PHYS 381.

Winter Term 2022

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