Planetary convection and dynamos (Chair: N Weiss)
Monday 11 October 2004, 15:30-16:40
Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute
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.