Talk by Christophe Sotin

The next seminar “Modelling of materials – theory, model reduction and efficient numerical methods” will take place on Monday (March 11, 2019) in the room K2 from 9:00 till 10:30. The talk will be given by prof. Christophe Sotin, Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration (Jet Propulsion Laboratory-California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA). There will not be any preceding seminar. Please see the details below.

Speaker: Christophe Sotin

Title: Modeling challenges in planetary science

Abstract: Numerical simulations become increasingly more important in helping scientists explore the solar system and understand its formation and evolution. I will use three examples illustrating the challenges: deep drilling in the icy crust of ocean world to search for biosignatures, hyper velocity sampling of Venus atmosphere to measure noble gases abundances that inform on why Venus and Earth have had such a divergent geological evolution, and two-phase convective models to interpret observations made by spacecraft.