KICP Seminars & Colloquia, Summer 2010

Seminar schedule for Summer 2010
August 31, 2010
Astronomy Special Seminar
Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Indian Institute of Science
Can we predict sunspot cycles?   [Abstract]

  • August 31, 2010 | 2:00 PM | RI 480 | Special Seminar
    Can we predict sunspot cycles?
    Arnab Rai Choudhuri, Indian Institute of Science

    The 11-year sunspot cycle is believed to be produced by the MHD dynamo process. I shall summarize our current understanding of the solar dynamo and discuss the question whether solar dynamo models have become realistic enough by now to make predictions of future cycles possible.