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Astronomy Colloquium - "New Frontiers of Magnetized Turbulence in the Multiphase Interstellar Medium"

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Department of Astronomy
Astronomy 134
Dec 2, 2014   3:45 pm  
Dr. Blakesley Burkhart, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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The current paradigm of the ISM is that it is a multiphase turbulent environment, with turbulence affecting many important processes. For the ISM this includes star formation, cosmic ray acceleration, and the evolution of structure in the diffuse ISM. This makes it important to study interstellar turbulence using the strengths of numerical studies combined with observational studies. I shall discuss progress that has been made in the development of new techniques for comparing observational data with numerical MHD simulations in the star forming molecular medium, in neutral gas as traced by 21 cm emission, and warm ionized gas as traced by synchrotron polarization.

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