James Cho

Professor of Physics Cho


 Ph.D, Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, 1996


  • Astrophysical-geophysical fluid dynamics
    • extrasolar planets, compact objects, and accretion disks
    • Earth, planetary, and stellar general circulation and climate
    • turbulence, vortex dynamics, and nonlinear waves
  • Mathematical physics
  • Numerical methods

CV and List of Publications (PDF)


Sample of Recent Publications

Skinner, J. W., Nättilä,  and J. Cho, J. Y-K., “Repeated Cyclogenesis on Hot-
Exoplanet Atmospheres with Deep Heating,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (submitted)

Edwards B. et al., “Exploring the Ability of HST WFC3 G141 to Uncover Trends in
Populations of Exoplanet Atmospheres Through a Homogeneous Transmission Survey
of 70 Gaseous Planets”,  Astrophys. J. Supp., (in press)

Changeat, Q., Edwards, B., Al-Refaie, A. F, Tsiaras, A., Skinner, J. W., Cho, J. Y-K. et
al., “Five key exoplanet questions answered via the analysis of 22 hot-Jupiter
atmospheres in eclipse”, Astrophys. J. Supp., 260, 3 (2022)

Skinner, J. W. and Cho, J. Y-K., “Modons on tidally-synchronized planets,” Mon. Not. Roy.
Astron. Soc., 511, 3584 (2022)

Cho, J. Y-K., Skinner, J. W. and Thrastarson, H. Th., “Storms, variability, and multiple
equilibria on hot-Jupiters,” Astrophys. J. Lett., 913, L32 (2021)

Skinner, J. W. and Cho, J. Y-K., “Numerical convergence of hot-Jupiter atmospheric flow
solutions,” Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 504, 5172 (2021)

Moon, W. and Cho, J. Y-K., “A balanced state consistent with planetary-scale motion for
quasi-geostrophic dynamics,” Tellus, 72, 1 (2020)

Cho, J. Y-K., Thrastarson, H. Th., Koskinen, T., Read, P., Tobias, S., Moon, W. and
Skinner, J. W. “Exoplanets and the Sun,” (in Jets: eds. Galperin, B. and Read, P. L., 2019)