Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: New observations of interstellar magnetic fields
Speaker: Professor Giles Novak
Speaker Info: Northwestern U.
Brief Description:
Special Note:

The magnetic fields that permeate interstellar regions of the Milky Way galaxy are both dynamically important and difficult to observe. They may play crucial roles in the formation of stars, as well as in the accretion processes occuring at the Galactic nucleus, where a black hole with a mass of 2-3 million solar masses is believed to have formed. Using a recently developed technique for observing these fields, submillimeter/far-infrared polarimetry, my collaborators and I have been able to obtain new maps of magnetic field configurations in star forming regions and in Galactic Center clouds. I will present these maps and discuss their implications.

Date: Friday, May 29, 1998
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Prof. Riecke
Contact email: h-riecke@nwu.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8316
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