School of Natural Sciences and Medicine ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY


Plasmas of the Universe – from the Sun to neutron star magnetospheres


On the 5th of October, at 5:00 PM, at the Ilia State University book house Ligamus the professor of the Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics for the Berlin Institute of Technology and Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany Jörg Büchner will hold a public lecture “Plasmas of the Universe – from the Sun to neutron star magnetospheres”.
Almost all visible matter of the Universe resides in the forth state of matter – as plasma.

Our live-giving star – the Sun is a major energy and plasma source for the Earth. It determines our cosmic environment, the space weather and climate. It also provides a natural laboratory for the investigation of plasma processes not only by telescopes but also in situ by space craft.

Using numerical simulations by up-to date, massively parallel high-performance supercomputers the knowledge so far obtained by investigating laboratory and space plasmas in the solar system is now transferred to astrophysics at large like to pulsars, fast rotating neutron stars with magnetospheres filled by electron-positron plasmas.

Working language: English

Time: October 5, 17:00

Location: Book House Ligamus (IChavchavadze Ave. N32), Ilia State University

Anyone interested in astronomy can attend the lecture.

Attendance is free.


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