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Dr Dali Kong

Research Fellow


Telephone: 01392 723623

Extension: (Streatham) 3623

Dr. Dali Kong obtained his B.Sc. degree in 2008 from Dept. of Astronomy, Nanjing University, China. He then obtained his PhD degree in 2012, under the supervision of Prof. Keke Zhang, from College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, UK. His main areas of researches are theoretical and computational fluid mechanics, high performance computing  and planetary sciences. Specifically, he is recently devoted to researches including:

  1. Shape, zonal flows and internal structure of giant gaseous planets;

  2. Mathematical properties of semilinear PDEs describing hydrostatic equilibrium of self-gravitating polytropes;

  3. Oblate/Prolate Spheroidal Coordinates and related mathematical physics;

  4. Massively parallel Finite-element algorithms; 

  5. Parallel computing on heterogeneous architecture.

He has been awarded the 2016 Royal Astronomical Society Winton Capital Prize (G) in recogonition of the contribution to the understanding of the gravitational field and interior structure of giant planets that will play an important scientific role in the NASA’s Juno and Cassini missions for Jupiter and Saturn.