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The space weather of other Suns

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  • UserMoira Jardine (University of St. Andrews).
  • ClockWednesday 27 April 2016, 14:30-15:30
  • HousePhysics West 117.

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“Space Weather” describes the impact that the Sun has on its environment through the magnetically powered flares, mass ejections and wind that it produces. Although the Sun is a relatively inactive star, the impact of a large solar mass ejection can damage satellite electronics, shut down terrestrial power grids and disrupt radio communications. On more active stars, we might expect even more dramatic space weather and a greater impact on any orbiting planets. In this talk I will describe how we can use observations that reveal the geometry of stellar magnetic fields to understand the nature of the accompanying space weather.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Talks Series series.

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