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Planetary convection and dynamos (Chair: N Weiss)

Monday 11th October 2004 - 15:30 to 16:40
INI Seminar Room 1

The past decade has seen enormous progress in numerical modelling of planetary dynamos. In this talk I will review some of this work, the numerical techniques that are used, and some of the physics that makes this problem so difficult. I will also compare and contrast the situation in planets versus other astrophysical objects, and try to explain why quite different numerical techniques are often used in the planetary context.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons