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Saturday Physics for Everyone: What Is Inside Jupiter and Saturn and How Do We Know?

Date Dec 7, 2013
Time 10:15 am - 11:30 am  
Location 141 Loomis Laboratory
Sponsor Department of Physics
Contact Toni Pitts
Phone 217-244-2948
Event type Outreach
Views 6349

Jupiter, Saturn, and a host of newly discovered "exo-planets" are thought to be composed largely of hydrogen and helium. To understand the planets, we need to study properties of hydrogen and helium under the extreme conditions of temperature and pressure inside those planets, conditions hardly accessible to laboratory measurements. I will describe how we use high performance computers such as Blue Waters at the University of Illinois to calculate those properties and thus to help understand some of the most important objects in the Universe.

View Professor Ceperley's presentation