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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: 16 Nov 2017 - 10:00
End Time: 16 Nov 2017 - 17:00

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.

 

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

 

9.30 Co ffee & Poster set-up & Registration


Keynote
10.00 Paul Roberts: Magnetostrophy
11.00 Co ffee
Fundamentals
11.20 Andrew Soward: The Equatorial Ekman Layer
11.50 Dominique Jault: Torsional waves in a rotating spherical shell: transmission and reflection in the Earth's outer core
12.20 Frank Stefani: Dynamos, instabilities, inverse problems: Paul Roberts' legacy for experimental MHD


12.50 Lunch


Planets
2.00 Richard Kerswell: Can libration maintain Enceladus's ocean?
2.30 Jeremy Bloxham: Juno at Jupiter: Initial Magnetic Field Results
3.00 Hao Cao: Saturn's Internal Magnetic Field Revealed by Cassini Grand Finale
3.30 Coffee & Posters


5.00 End
6.30 Pre-dinner drinks at the National Cafe at The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square WC2N 4DN.

 


Website: www.ras.org.uk