Hello. This is Chen Shi.

My photo Email cshi1993@g.ucla.edu
Office 595 Charles Young Drive East, Geology 6697
Los Angeles, CA 90095

I am now a postdoc at Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, UCLA.

My advisor is Marco Velli and my research focuses on solar physics, especially topics on solar wind turbulence and magnetic reconnection.

My presentation on solar wind turbulence at High Altitude Observatory


  1. Patches of Magnetic Switchbacks and Their Origins, Chen Shi, Olga Panasenco, Marco Velli, et al., 2022, ApJ
  2. Instabilities in a current sheet with plasma jet, Chen Shi, 2022, JPP, 88, 4
  3. Influence of the heliospheric current sheet on the evolution of solar wind turbulence, Chen Shi, Marco Velli, Anna Tenerani, et al., 2022, ApJ, 928, 93
  4. Stability of the magnetotail current sheet with normal magnetic field and field-aligned plasma flows, Chen Shi, Anton Artemyev, Marco Velli, et al., 2021, JGR Space Physics, 126, 11
  5. Alfvénic versus non-Alfvénic turbulence in the inner heliosphere as observed by Parker Solar Probe, Chen Shi, Marco Velli, Olga Panasenco, et al., 2021, A&A, A21, 12
  6. Oblique Tearing Mode Instability: Guide Field and Hall Effect, Chen Shi, Marco Velli, Fulvia Pucci, Anna Tenerani & Maria Elena Innocenti, 2020, ApJ, 902, 2
  7. Propagation of Alfvén waves in the expanding solar wind with the fast-slow stream interaction, Chen Shi, Marco Velli, Anna Tenerani, Franco Rappazzo & Victor Réville, 2020, ApJ, 888, 2
  8. Fast Recursive Reconnection and the Hall Effect: Hall-MHD Simulations, Chen Shi, Anna Tenerani, Marco Velli & San Lu, 2019, ApJ, 883, 172
  9. Marginal Stability of Sweet-Parker Type Current Sheets at Low Lundquist Numbers, Chen Shi, Marco Velli & Anna Tenerani, 2018, ApJ, 859, 83

  10. Statistical analysis of intermittency and its association with proton heating in the near Sun environment, Nikos Sioulas, Marco Velli, Rohit Chhiber, et al., 2022, ApJ, 927, 140
  11. Flux rope and dynamics of the heliospheric current sheet: Study of the Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter conjunction of June 2020, Victore Réville, Naïs Fargette, Alexis Rouillard, et al., 2022, A&A, 659, A110
  12. Evolution of switchbacks in the inner Heliosphere, Anna Tenerani, Nikos Sioulas, Lorenzo Matteini, et al., 2021, ApJL, 919, L31
  13. Evolution of Solar Wind Turbulence from 0.1 to 1 au during the First Parker Solar Probe–Solar Orbiter Radial Alignment, Daniele Telloni, Luca Sorriso-Valvo, Lloyd D. Woodham, et al., 2021, ApJL, 912, L21
  14. Tearing Instability and Periodic Density Perturbations in the Slow Solar Wind, Victor Réville, Marco Velli, Alexis P. Rouillard, et al., 2021, ApJL, 895, L20
  15. Onset of fast magnetic reconnection and particle energization in laboratory and space plasmas, Fulvia Pucci, Marco Velli, Chen Shi, et al., 2020, Journal of Plasma Physics, 86(6), 535860601
  16. The role of Alfvén wave dynamics on the large scale properties of the solar wind: comparing a MHD simulation with PSP E1 data, Victor Réville, Marco Velli, Olga Panasenco, et al., 2020, ApJS, 246, 2
  17. Magnetic Field Kinks and Folds in the Solar Wind, Anna Tenerani, Marco Velli, Lorenzo Matteini, et al., 2020, ApJS, 246, 2
  18. Exploring Solar Wind Origins and Connecting Plasma Flows from the Parker Solar Probe to 1 au: Nonspherical Source Surface and Alfvénic Fluctuations, Olga Panasenco, Marco Velli, Raffaella D'Amicis, et al., 2020, ApJS, 246, 2
  19. The Geometry of an Electron Scale Magnetic Cavity in the Plasma Sheet, H. Liu, Q.-G. Zong, H. Zhang, et al., 2019, GRL, 46
  20. Turbulence and Particle Acceleration in Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection: Effects of Temperature Inhomogeneity across Pre-reconnection Current Sheet, San Lu, V. Angelopoulos, A. V. Artemyev, et al., 2019, ApJ, 878, 109

My Notes

  1. Lecture slides: Tearing Mode Instability in Magnetohydrodynamic Current Sheets
  2. Material derivatives of the line, surface and volume elements inside a fluid
  3. Frozen-in theorem of MHD fluids
  4. Proof of Klimontovich equation
  5. Characteristics form of the equation for an adiabatic neutral gas
  6. Generalized Ohm's Law of a plasma
  7. Hall MHD and the whistler/ion-cyclotron waves
  8. MHD equations derived from Vlasov equation
  9. Derivation of the governing equation for 2D Kelvin-Helmholtz instability
  10. Basic concepts on turbulence and introduction to Kolmogorov's theory