Members of the APS community will take turns brielfy discussing their research or goals.
Astrophysics & Planetary Sciences Colloquia
The Importance of Being Eccentric: from Icy Bodies in our Solar System to Stars Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes
This is both an in-person and virtual event.
Of all the planets within the solar system, Jupiter’s space environment is often described using
superlatives: fastest rotating planet, strongest magnetic field, most powerful aurora, biggest
magnetosphere, etc. These qualities make experimental pursuits very exciting and ripe for
discovery. One prime example, and the topic of this presentation, is the pursuit of the underlying
physics powering Jupiter’s auroras. Prior to 2016, the phenomenological picture of Jupiter’s