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Shigeo Yoshida Last modified date:2023.11.27

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

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

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Academic Degree
Doctor of Science
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Physics of the Earth's Interior
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Studies on the dynamics in the Earth's core (dynamo action, structure of the inner core)
Studies on the formation of the Earth's core (early Earth)
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
  • Dynamics in the Earth's core (wave motion, dynamo action, structure of the inner core)
    keyword : dynamo, core-mantle interations, seismic anisotropy
  • 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
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, 10.1029/2010JB007708, 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
Educational Activities
For undergraduates, I taught experiments on torsion pendulum and thermal condution in 2010 and 2011. From 2012, I teach excersises on mathematics, mechanics and thermodynamics. From 2018, I teach heat transport in the Earth, and the interior structure of Jovian planets.
For graduate students, I teach the dynamics of the Earth's core, or physical volcanology. In addition, I teach vector and tensor analysis.
For freshmen, I taught experiments and give a general lecture with other teachers in this department from 2010 to 2013. In 2012 and 2013, I organised these subjects. From 2014 to 2016 and 2020, 2021 I teach electromagnetism. From 2017 to 2019 and 2022 I teach KIKAN education seminar.
I supervise graduate students.
Professional and Outreach Activities
I worked as a committe member in the National Center for University Examinations
I had lectures for high-school students twice.
In the academic years 2016--2017, I taught in the course ESSP, FC-SP for high-school students..