Differential Rotation in Stars

May 9, 2011May 13, 2011
PCTS, Jadwin Hall, Room 407


Event Description

Organizers: Steven Balbus, Mark Miesch, James StThe importance of understanding how and why stars acquire differential rotation manifests itself in many ways.  The convergence of helioseismology results of the space-based Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and terrestrial Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) has provided hydrodynamicists with a unique oppportunity: the internal rotation velocity of a turbulent, spinning fluid is now known with great accuracy.  In this multi-disciplinary meeting, observers, numericists, and theorists will be brought together for intense discussion and the generation of new ideas.one, Nigel Weiss