Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 3:30pm
"Liquid Sodium Models of the Earth's Core" -- During the current solar maximum, we have seen a host of x-class flares and coronal mass ejections from the sun. The fact that we saw little danger from them on Earth is due to our planetary magnetic field, which shields us from the Sun's charged particle radiation. That field has weakened throughout recorded human history. The origin and dynamics of the magnetic fields of the Earth, Sun, gas giants, and nearly every massive astrophysical object raise numerous questions not resolved by existing theoretical, computational and experimental work.
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 3:30pm
Title and abstract coming soon. Faculty Host: Gleb Finkelstein. Refreshments will be served before and after the event in Physics room 128.
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:30pm
Title and abtract coming soon.
Faculty Hosts: Haiyan Gao, Kate Scholberg and Christopher Walter
Refreshments will be served before and after the event in Physics room 128.