Conferencias y seminarios

Seminario de Astronomía "Magnetic Fields - Polarization - Disks"


Jueves 15 de Marzo de 2018


12:15 hrs.


Sala de Conferencias Federico Ristenpart (Camino El Observatorio 1515, Departamento de Astronomía, Edificio Central, piso 3, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile)

Seminario de Astronomía Magnetic Fields - Polarization - Disks

Seminario de Astronomía "Magnetic Fields - Polarization - Disks"

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Departamento de Astronomía FCFM Universidad de Chile
Departamento de Astronomía FCFM U. de Chile.

Dr. Gesa Bertrang

"Magnetic Fields - Polarization - Disks"

Magnetic fields are predicted to be an important factor for a wide range of physical processes in protoplanetary disks. In the classical picture, (sub-)mm continuum polarization is the tracer for magnetic fields in disks. Aspherical dust grains, whose thermal emission is intrinsically polarized, get aligned by the magnetic field due to radiative torques. In recent years, however, this picture has been challenged. New theoretical studies show that (sub-)mm continuum polarization can also be created by scattering of the thermal dust emission or arise from aspherical grains which are aligned by the radiation field rather than the magnetic field. These three mechanisms trace fundamentally different physics in protoplanetary disks, yet, their polarization predictions are not clearly distinguishable. In this talk, I will highlight the role of magnetic fields in protoplanetary disks, present already achieved (indirect) observational constraints, and give an outlook on how to disentangle the sources of continuum polarimetry with ALMA.

Rene A. Mendez  
Seminar Coordinator

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