IGPP Seminar Series 2023: Benjamin Idini

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Winter 2023 Seminar Series presentation featuring UCSC's Benjamin Idini. Dr. Idini's talk, "Dynamical Tides and the Dilute Core of Jupiter" will be available February 28, 2023 via Zoom: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/93473593248?pwd=T3BMQXpzYmhwTmRFRi96cy9rdVUzUT09 Password: igpp

Time: 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
Location: Revelle conference room and Zoom

Abstract: Dynamical tides are typically connected to the tidal dissipation that drives the orbital migration of the Galilean satellites. Until recently, direct evidence of these tides remained elusive. In this talk, I will present the first direct detection of dynamical tides in a gas giant planet derived from NASA’s Juno mission observations of Jupiter’s tidal response. I will further present my contributions to developing a theory of dynamical tides capable of connecting Jupiter’s tidal response to its interior structure. As part of this effort, I will discuss an interpretation of Jupiter’s high-degree tidal response proposed to represent the resonant effect of waves trapped in the recently hypothesized dilute core of Jupiter. I will end my talk discussing potential applications of dynamical tides to the study of Europa and Ganymede from future missions Europa Clipper and JUICE, respectively.

See Benjamin’s research website for more details: https://bidini.github.io/

Feb 28 2023 - 12:00pm