Physics Department Colloquium: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - Probing planetary processes and interior structure with high-precision rotation measurements

Event Date: 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 3:45pm

Event Date Details: 

Refreshments served at 3:30pm.

Event Location: 

  • Broida 1640
  • Physics Department Colloquium

A new Earth-based radar technique enables high-precision measurements of planetary spin states and provides powerful probes of planetary processes and interior structure. I will present evidence that Mercury's core is molten, that the length of day on Venus varies, and that Europa has a subsurface ocean.

Jean-Luc Margot, UCLA