סמינר בחוג למדעי כדור הארץ: The evolution and structure of small and medium icy solar bodies
Uri Malamud, TAU
In this talk I will review the work carried out during the past four years of my thesis. I will discuss both the motivation and also the problems associated with modeling moderate sized icy bodies in the solar system, such as icy satellites and Kuiper belt objects. Traditional thermal models suffer from several difficulties, they are not suitable to treat physical process such as compaction, differentiation, chemical alterations and other processes that may lead to changes in volume or mass. In order to treat these problems we have developed (Prof. Dina Prialnik and myself) a new approach which I will describe. I will present the progress made, and briefly discuss future challenges and related space missions.
מארגנת הסמינר: ד"ר רוית חלד