CTC Seminar for 2023-03-08

Series: CTC Seminar
Date: Wednesday 08-Mar-2023
Time: 11:30-12:30 pm
Location: PSC 1136
Speaker: Joonas Nättilä (Columbia University/Flatiron Institute)
Title: "Neutron Star Weather Forecasting"

Neutron stars are extremely compact stellar remnants with a mass of ~1.5 Msun and a radius of ~12km. They have an upper layer consisting of a gaseous atmosphere and a Coulomb-liquid ocean. Like any stratified fluid envelope on a rotating spherical body, the layers will develop complex lateral motions---weather & climate. I will use well-known results from geophysical fluid dynamics to predict what kind of "weather" we can expect on neutron stars. Understanding the spatiotemporal variability of atmospheres and oceans on neutron stars is important for interpreting observations of their X-ray emissions.

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For other questions, contact the CTC Lunch host: Shmuel Bialy


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


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