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Fifty years after Roberts' MHD: Dynamos and planetary flows today (PHR17)
 
The Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
LONDON
W1J 0BQ
Start Time: 17 Nov 2017 - 09:00
End Time: 17 Nov 2017 - 16:30

Fifty years after Roberts' MHD: Dynamos and planetary flows today (PHR17)

 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the seminal work "An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics" (Longman's, 1967) by P.H. Roberts, there will be a 2 day conference in London. The honoured guest will be Paul Roberts FRS who will also speak.

 

It is fifty years since Paul Roberts FRS set down the fundamentals of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in his seminal book. New results have recently emerged from numerical dynamos, theoretical analyses, planetary missions to Mercury and Jupiter and liquid metal experiments. Here we wish to bring together theoreticians, numericists and experimentalists to discuss the frontiers of dynamo theory and fluid flows in planetary contexts.

 

Dynamos
9.00 David Gubbins: Dipole Oscillations and Stability of the Geodynamo
9.30 Emmanuel Dormy: Strong Field Spherical Dynamos
10.00 Weijia Kuang: Decadal polar motion and electromagnetic core-mantle coupling: implications from geodynamo simulations
10.30 Coff ee & Posters
Waves
11.30 Kumiko Hori: Waves in spherical dynamo simulations and their implications for planetary dynamos
12.00 Chris Jones: Rotating magnetic waves in stably strati ed layers


12.30 Lunch


Convection
1.30 Keke Zhang: Asymptotic theory for equatorially antisymmetric convection in rotating fluid spheres
2.00 Michael Calkins: Balanced models for rapidly rotating convection-driven magneto-hydrodynamics
2.30 Coff ee & Posters
3.20 Yufeng Lin: Cascade to large-scale vortices in spherical rotating convection
3.50 Celine Guervilly: Large-scale flows and magnetic elds produced by rotating convection in a quasi-geostrophic model in spherical geometry
4.20 Closing remarks

4.30 End

 

 More details can be found on the website http://jupiter.ethz.ch/~ajackson/phr17/phr17.html

 


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Website: www.ras.org.uk