Department of Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University
7:30 PM
ESS Building, Room 001
Friday, December 2, 2022

Juno and the News from Jupiter

Prof. Alan Calder

NASA's Juno spacecraft continues to provide data and insight on the planet Jupiter. Named after the "cloud piercing" wife of Jupiter, its mission is to investigate the atmosphere of Jupiter to measure the composition, particularly the amount of water, and to observe Jupiter's magnetic and gravitational fields. Juno arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016 and continues to take data. I will discuss the layout of the solar system and what we know about Jupiter, theories of planet formation, questions the Juno mission strives to answer, and present results from Juno.

Alan Calder joined the Stony Brook Physics & Astronomy department in 2007 after research appointments at the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago. His research is in numerically modeling astrophysical phenomena, and he has studied a variety of problems including core collapse and thermonuclear supernovae, merging neutron stars, and classical novae.