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Interior Models of Small Planets
Add to Calendar 2022-09-26T15:15:00 2022-09-26T16:30:00 UTC Interior Models of Small Planets
Start DateMon, Sep 26, 2022
11:15 AM
End DateMon, Sep 26, 2022
12:30 PM
Presented By
David Rice (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Event Series: CEHW Seminar

Title: Interior Models of Small Planets

Abstract: The community uses a variety of models to characterize the interior structure of small planets. Underlying these models are multiple computational techniques, numerous experimental measurements and theoretical estimates of the equations of state for planet-building materials, and differing treatments of temperature. MAGRATHEA is an open-source interior structure solver which can be customized to user-defined planet models. Our code features adaptable phase diagrams for the core, mantle, hydrosphere, and atmosphere and transparent storage for equations of state. I will demonstrate how the community can use and contribute to the code. I then use MAGRATHEA to test model parameters and quantify systematic uncertainties in the characterization of small planets using Trappist-1 f as a model planet.

Host: Jason Wright

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