NRAO Colloquium

Date: Fri. 1 Apr, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: NRAO

Brian Gaensler of the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto is the guest speaker for the NRAO-NM colloquium. His talk is titled “Radio Polarimetry and Cosmic Magnetism.” A remarkable discovery made by 20th century astronomers was that the Universe is threaded with magnetic fields. These magnetic fields typically do not have a random, tangled, morphology, but are surprisingly organized and coherent. However, the processes that create and then sustain this large-scale magnetism are not yet understood. Gaensler will present innovative new observations of radio polarization and Faraday rotation, and will explain how these data sets provide a unique view of magnetic fields in interstellar gas, in the Milky Way, and in distant galaxies. NRAO-Socorro Colloquium web page is here:  https://science.nrao.edu/facilities/vla/ctw/coll/spring2016. 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO). 

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