2018 Halley Lecture

Date: 
22 May 2018 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

22 May 2018 (17.30pm – door open 17.15)
2018 Halley Lecture
Professor Adam Showman, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road Oxford OX1 3PU (Followed by drinks reception – Martin Wood Foyer foyer)

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‘Weather on remote Worlds: The Atmosphere Circulation of Strongly Irradiated Exoplanets’
Over 3700 planets have been discovered around other stars, many of which orbit extremely close-in, where they receive enormous stellar fluxes. The intense radiation on these planets is expected to drive a vigorous atmospheric circulation that shapes the planetary characteristics.
Professor Showman will survey this exciting new field and describe recent research elucidating the dynamical mechanisms that operate to control the atmospheric circulation in these planets' atmospheres.

About the speaker
Dr. Showman investigates the dynamics and evolution of planetary atmospheres and interiors. His atmospheric research currently focuses on giant planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the hundreds of giant planets that are being detected around other stars.
In addition to the active research areas, Dr. Showman also has a long-term interest in the atmospheric dynamics, climate, interior state, and geophysics of the terrestrial planets Earth, Mars, and Venus. A new area of interest is the atmospheric structure and dynamics of brown dwarfs.