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University of Southern California

Edward J. Rhodes Jr.

Collaborating Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Building: SHS 374
Mail Code: 1342
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Division: LAS
Telephone: (213) 740-6329
Fax: (213) 740-6653
Email: erhodes@usc.edu
URL: http://physics.usc.edu/Faculty/Rhodes/
Updated: June 8, 2007

Experimental Helioseismology

Ed Rhodes leads an active program in both ground- and space-based observational helioseismology. One of the pioneers in this field of solar physics he is a NASA-selected Co-Investigator on the Solar Oscillation Investigation (SOI). The SOI-Michelson Doppler Imager flys onboard the NASA-ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft. Dr. Rhodes is the Principal-Investigator for the 60-Foot Solar Tower at Mt. Wilson Observatory and the High Degree Helioseismic Network (HiDHN). This network onsists of a second station in Ukraine, at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. HiDHN provides nearly continuous observations of the sun during the summer months. Beginning in 1992 Ed Rhodes served as a Guest Computational Investigator in the NASA High Performance Computing and Communication Program. As part of this program he and his group employed several NASA-supported supercomputers located at Caltech and at JPL. These computers are still used in addition to a network of dedicated workstations located both at USC and the 60 Foot Solar Tower.


Educational Background: B.S. Magna Cum Laude Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1968; M.A. Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 1971; Ph.D. Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977.

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