The INI has a new website!

This is a legacy webpage. Please visit the new site to ensure you are seeing up to date information.

Skip to content

MSI

Seminar

Solar and stellar dynamos II

Tobias, SM (Leeds)
Thursday 16 September 2004, 09:00-10:10

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute

Abstract

These lectures will provide an introduction to the mathematics and physics underpinning research into solar and stellar dynamos. Here I will focus on the large scale fields generated in these stars.

In the first lecture I shall review the observations of large-scale magnetic activity in the Sun and other stars, including historical and proxy data. I shall then review the current paradigms for solar dynamo action discussing the physics behind both interface and flux transport dynamos

In the second lecture I shall review in detail the attempts to model solar and stellar dynamos, discussing large-scale computations, mean-field electrodynamics and illustrative low-order models. I shall discuss the limitations of each approach, and conclude by speculating on possible future avenues of research.

Presentation

[pdf ]

Audio

MP3MP3 Real AudioReal Audio

Back to top ∧