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Probing Planetary Dynamos with Laboratory and Numerical Experiments

Friday March 8, 2019
3:30 pm

 Presenter:  Peter Olson, EPS UNM
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Abstract:  This talk surveys recent progress in understanding the fundamental operation of planetary dynamos, how the geomagnetic field is induced by motions in Earth's iron-rich core, what causes the geomagnetic field to occasionally reverse its polarity, and the implications of magnetism for planetary evolution. Particular attention is given to ongoing experimental and numerical efforts to model the dynamo process in planetary cores.
 Host:  Mousumi Roy
 File:  https://youtu.be/1HsZVnoR9to
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

Refreshments will be available before the colloquium, at 03:15 pm, in in the lobby of Dane Smith Hall.

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