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Feb
11
2020

Astro Seminar: Philipp Moesta: Magnetic Fields, Jets, and Turbulence in the Multi-messenger Era

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: 1800 Sherman Avenue, 7th Floor, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Pamela Villalovoz   (847) 491-3644

Group: Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Category: Academic

Description:

Magnetic fields, turbulence, and jet-driven outflows play a critical role in core-collapse supernovae and compact-object mergers. These transients belong to the most luminous and energetic events observed in the universe and are key targets for time-domain astronomy surveys. I will discuss the unique challenges in both input physics and computational modeling for these systems involving all four fundamental forces and highlight recent breakthroughs in full 3D simulations. I will pay particular attention to how these simulations can be used to reveal the engines driving these events and conclude by discussing what remains to be done in order to maximize what we can learn from current and future time-domain transient surveys.

 

Speaker: Philipp Moesta, University of Amsterdam 

 

Host: Sasha Tchekhovskoy

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

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