The Generation & Evolution of Astrophysical Magnetic Fields
University of Wisconsin
Despite many years of progress in cosmology, the origin of magnetic fields remains a mystery, and many aspects of how magnetic fields evolve and are maintained are still unclear. I will review the current state of knowledge, describe a scenario for magnetogenesis, and talk about the current state of dynamno theory, including some nonstandard ingredients found only on galactic and intergalactic scales.
Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2009 Time: 16:00 Where: McGill University Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103) Contact: Andrew Cumming