Modeling the Atmosphere of Jupiter

UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict, this first meeting will start at 5:30 instead of 6!
UPDATE: Due to the snow, this meeting has been pushed back until the 9th. See you then!

This coming Wednesday (the 2nd 9th) we will have our first Math Club meeting. Professor Bruce Turkington will be speaking about his own research in modeling the atmosphere of Jupiter. It’s going to be a fascinating talk, so come help us kick off the semester right; join us Wednesday night, 6-7 5:30-6:30 PM in LGRT 1634. And of course, there will be pizza and soda! See the abstract below for some more details about the talk, and a reference (for those of you want to know more)

ABSTRACT:      All pictures of the giant planet, Jupiter, taken by telescopes or satellites show colorful patterns of stripes and spots. These persistent structures are the results of strong winds in the visible layer of the atmosphere.    In this talk I will try to indicate how to construct a mathematical model of that layer of atmosphere, and how the model explains the existence and location of the Great Red Spot.

Reference: B. Turkington, A. Majda, K. Haven and M. DiBattista, Statistical equilibrium predictions of the jets and spots on Jupiter. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 98, 12346-12350, 2001

What do you want to hear about??

Holley and I have started to get the schedule together for math club meetings, and although we have some really great talks lined up so far, we want to hear some of your input!!!

What are your interests in math? What kinds of meetings do you enjoy (eg. talks, games, movies, etc.)? Are there any particular topics that you’d like to learn more about? Please let us know in the comments!

We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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First Meeting 2/2

Hi all,

I hope you all had a restful and relaxing break! I just wanted to let you know that the first math club meeting will take place on Wednesday, 2/2 from 6-7. Stay tuned for more details!