Brown University School of Engineering

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barus and Holley, Room 190

Uncovering Stellar and Planetary interiors: quantifying the effects of rotation, magnetic fields, and turbulent convection Jeff Oishi Assistant Professor of Physics Bates College in Lewiston, ME ABSTRACT: Understanding the turbulent transport of heat, angular momentum, and chemical species is crucial to understanding the structure and evolution of stars and giant planets. I will present results from three sets of theroretical calculations and numerical experiments that shed light on the saturation of the magnetorotational instability, the effect of turbulent convective motion on the transport of simple reaction networks, and the dynamics of convective overshoot into stably stratified regions. BIO: Jeff Oishi is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Bates College in Lewiston, ME. He has a PhD from the University of Virginia, a BS from Columbia University, and held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California Berkeley, Stanford, and the American Museum of Natural History.