Calendar

Feb
26
Mon
Planetary Group meeting
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
12
Mon
Planetary Group meeting
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
26
Mon
Planetary Group meeting
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
29
Thu
Colloquium (Joint with Physics): Jim Fuller (Host: Ethan Dederick)
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Colloquium (Joint with Physics): Jim Fuller (Host: Ethan Dederick) @ Gardiner Hall 230

Surprising Impacts of Gravity Waves

Jim Fuller, Caltech

Gravity waves are low frequency fluid oscillations restored by buoyancy forces in planetary and stellar interiors. Despite their ubiquity, the importance of gravity waves in evolutionary processes and asteroseismology has only recently been appreciated. For instance, Kepler asteroseismic data has revealed gravity modes in thousands of red giant stars, providing unprecedented measurements of core structure and rotation. I will show how gravity modes (or lack thereof) can also reveal strong magnetic fields in the cores of red giants, and I will demonstrate that strong fields appear to be common within “retired” A stars but are absent in their lower-mass counterparts. In the late phase evolution of massive stars approaching core-collapse, vigorous convection excites gravity waves that can redistribute huge amounts of energy within the star. I will present preliminary models of this process, showing how wave energy redistribution can drive outbursts and enhanced mass loss in the final years of massive star evolution, with important consequences for the appearance of subsequent supernovae.
Apr
6
Fri
Colloquium PhD Thesis Defense: Sten Hasselquist
Apr 6 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium PhD Thesis Defense: Sten Hasselquist @ BX102

Colloquium Title

Sten Hasselquist, NMSU

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Apr
9
Mon
Planetary Group meeting
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
23
Mon
Planetary Group meeting
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Aug
27
Mon
Planetary Group meeting
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sep
10
Mon
Planetary Group meeting
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sep
24
Mon
Planetary Group meeting
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm