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  Edward Rhodes, Ph.D. - Professor
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  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.

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  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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Department of Physics & Astronomy
Office: SHS 374
Tel: (213) 740-6329
Fax: (213) 740-6342
erhodes@usc.edu
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