实验室2018年1月7日(周日)9:00学术报告会通知

  • 王茜
  • 发布于 2018-01-02
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报告人:    

美国加州大学洛杉矶分校

报告时间:201817日(周日)900

报告地点: 中国科学院计算地球动力学重点实验室会议室

中国科学院大学玉泉路校区科研楼106

报告题目:The Tectonics of Icy Satellites in the Outer Solar System and New Frontiers for Computational Geodynamical Modeling

报告摘要:

Human exploration of our solar system has revealed a wide range of tectonic processes operated on the large number of satellites expressed by the deformation of their icy shells. Understanding the tectonic processes of icy satellites has been so far limited by our inability to quantify the role of cyclic tidal forces and evolving orbital geometry of each satellite induced by its interactions with neighboring satellites and the parent planets. This issue is further hampered by a lack of modeling sophistication as done on the tectonic deformation of the Earth. The new observations from the outer solar system present unique opportunities for mathematically gifted younger researchers, as many of the first-order physical and chemical processes are yet to be quantified. The results of such efforts will have important implications for the origin of life on our planet and elsewhere in the Universe.

报告人简介

北京大学地质系毕业(1982),美国南加州大学博士(1988),现为美国加州大学洛杉矶分校地球和行星科学系教授,主要从事地球大陆构造演化及行星科学方面研究。