What to Do When the Sun Turns Violent in 2025?

Talk

WHEN February 23, 2021
6:30-8pm WHERE Zoom Webinar Part of "NYUAD Research Public Talks" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

The Sun generates huge magnetic storms with some regularity and streams billions of tons of charged particles. These storms are supposed to reach their peak activity in 2025. With it comes the likelihood of large impact on the Earth, with potential damage to our communications systems and power grids, causing enormous strife and financial loss. We missed a few such storms in the last 25 years. Will we be lucky and miss them again? This talk discusses what happens inside the Sun that leads to such storms.

Time: 6:30pm Gulf Standard Time
             9:30am Eastern Standard Time
 
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Speakers
  • К.R. Sreenivasan, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, University Professor and Eugene Kleiner Chair for Innovation, Dean Emeritus of NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NYU

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