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Shigeo Yoshida Last modified date:2016.10.31

Associate Professor / Dynamics, Structure and Evolution of Earth and Planets
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

Academic Degree
Doctor of Science
Field of Specialization
Physics of the Earth's Interior
Outline Activities
Studies on the dynamics in the Earth's core (dynamo action, structure of the inner core)
Studies on the dynamics of hydrothermal circulation (phase separation, precipitation)
Studies on the dynamics of volcanic eruptions (explosive eruptions)
Studies on the philosophy of Earth and planetary sciences (scientometrics, model theory)
Research Interests
  • Spontaneous rotational motion of bubbly ice on a heated metal column
    keyword : spontaneous motion, bubbles, phase change, surface tension
  • Formation of the Zonal Flow of Neptune
    keyword : angular momentum transfer, interior structure
  • Modelling of volcanic eruption processes
    keyword : multiphase flow, compressible flow, buoyancy
  • The philosophy of Earth and planetary sciences
    keyword : models、scientometrics
  • Dynamics in the Earth's core (wave motion, dynamo action, structure of the inner core)
    keyword : dynamo, core-mantle interations, seismic anisotropy
Current and Past Project
  • Scientists, philosophers and historians work on constructing the philosophy of earth and planetary sciences in cooperation.
  • In this project, anthropologists who have knowledge on science and technology, together with philosophers and scientists, discuss contemporary science which connects with people's life in local communities, in terms of thinking and acting styles. Through the discussion, we clarify 1) science as a way of thinking, 2) science as action and 3) science as dissected in specialty, and consider the characteristics of specialized branches as inference systems.
Academic Activities
1. Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 "Earth System Science" Chapter 3 "Convection and Energy Flow in the Earth System".
1. Yoshifumi Kawada, Shigeo Yoshida, Formation of a hydrothermal reservoir due to anhydrite precipitation in an arc volcano hydrothermal system, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B11106, 31pp., 2010.11.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Association for the Contemporary and Applied Philosophy (until March 2016)
  • Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences
  • The Geodetic Society of Japan (until March 2013)
  • Japan Geoscience Union
  • American Geophysical Union
Professional and Outreach Activities
I worked as a committe member in the National Center for University Examinations
In the previous university (Nagoya Univerisity), I had lectures for general audience and high-school students several times..