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Perez, Jean Carlos

Associate Professor, Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Personal Overview

My primary research interests are in the area of nonlinear dynamics and turbulence in plasma flows with applications to laboratory, space and astrophysical plasmas, placing strong emphasis in fundamental processes that are common to these plasmas. I have worked in analytical and numerical modeling of complex plasma systems using fluid closures such as magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and multi-fluid models.

Educational Background

PhD, 2006, The University of Texas at Austin, Physics
MS, 2001, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Physics
BS, 1998, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Physics

Courses

PHY 5015: Analytical Mechanics 1
PHY 5082: Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
PHY 3011: Physical Mechanics
SPS 4025: Introduction to Space Plasma Physics
SPS 5020: Space Physics 1

Professional Experience

2019- , Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
2013- , Academic Visitor, New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY
2015-2019, Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
2011-2015, Research Scientist III, Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2009-2011, Research Scientist II, Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2009-2011, Assistant Scientist, Dept. Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2006-2009, Research Associate, Dept. Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Selected Publications

  1. Jean C. Perez and Sofiane Bourouaine. Eulerian space-time correlation of strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review Research, 2, 023357, June 2020.
  2. Jean C. Perez, Augustus Azelis and Sofiane Bourouaine. Two-time energy spectrum of weak magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review Research, 2, 023189, May 2020
  3. Sofiane Bourouaine and Jean C. Perez. Interpreting solar wind data beyond Taylor’s hypothesis. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 893(2):L32, April 2020.
  4. Benjamin D. G. Chandran and Jean C. Perez. Reflection-driven magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in the solar atmosphere and solar wind. Journal of Plasma Physics, 85(4), Aug 2019.
  5. Sofiane Bourouaine, and Jean C. Perez. On the interpretation of parker solar probe turbulent signals. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 879(1):L16, July 2019.
  6. Sofiane Bourouaine and Jean C. Perez. On the limitations of taylor’s hypothesis in parker solar probe’s measurements near the alfvén critical point. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 858(2):L20, May 2018.
  7. Benjamin D. G. Chandran, Jean C. Perez, Daniel Verscharen, Kristopher G. Klein, and Alfred Mallet. On the conservation of cross helicity and wave action in solar-wind models with non-wkb alfvén wave reflection. The Astrophysical Journal, 811(1):50, Sep 2015.
  8. K.G. Klein, J.C. Perez, D. Verscharen, A. Mallet, and B.D.G. Chandran. A modified version of taylor’s hypothesis for solar probe plus observations. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 801(1), Mar 2015.
  9. Jean Carlos Perez, Joanne Mason, Stanislav Boldyrev, and Fausto Cattaneo. Scaling Properties of Small-scale Fluctuations in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 793:L13, Sep 2014.
  10. V. Zhdankin, S. Boldyrev, J.C. Perez, and S.M. Tobias. Energy dissipation in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence: Coherent structures or "nanoflares"? Astrophysical Journal, 795(2), 2014.
  11. J. Mason, S. Boldyrev, F. Cattaneo, and J.C. Perez. The statistics of a passive scalar in field-guided magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 108(6):686–695, 2014.
  12. J.C. Perez and B.D.G. Chandran. Direct numerical simulations of reflection-driven, reduced magnetohydrodynamic turbulence from the sun to the alfvén critical point. Astrophysical Journal, 776(2), 2013.
  13. C.H.K. Chen, S. Boldyrev, Q. Xia, and J.C. Perez. Nature of subproton scale turbulence in the solar wind. Physical Review Letters, 110(22), 2013.
  14. S. Boldyrev, K. Horaites, Q. Xia, and J.C. Perez. Toward a theory of astrophysical plasma turbulence at subproton scales. Astrophysical Journal, 777(1), 2013.
  15. J.C. Perez, J. Mason, S. Boldyrev, and F. Cattaneo. On the energy spectrum of strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review X, 2(4), 2012.
  16. S. Boldyrev and J.C. Perez. Spectrum of kinetic-alfvén turbulence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 758(2), 2012.
  17. Stanislav Boldyrev, Jean Carlos Perez, Joseph E. Borovsky, and John J. Podesta. Spectral Scaling Laws in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence Simulations and in the Solar Wind. Astrophys. J., 741:L19, Nov 2011.
  18. J. Mason, J.C. Perez, F. Cattaneo, and S. Boldyrev. Extended scaling laws in numerical simulations of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 735(2), 2011.
  19. J.C. Perez and S. Boldyrev. Numerical simulations of imbalanced strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 710(1), 2010.
  20. J.C. Perez and S. Boldyrev. Strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence with cross helicity. Physics of Plasmas, 17(5), 2010.
  21. J.C. Perez and S. Boldyrev. Role of cross-helicity in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review Letters, 102(2), 2009.
  22. S. Boldyrev and J.C. Perez. Spectrum of weak magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review Letters, 103(22), 2009.
  23. J.C. Perez and S. Boldyrev. On weak and strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 672(1), 2008.

Full Publication Record

Google Scholar. Total peer-reviewed publications: 42, total citations: 1460, h-index: 20, as of 07/01/2020

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