Super-earths: Exotic Interiors
Astrophysics
The student will build an understanding of the structure, composition and magnetic field properties of Super-Earths. In particular, s/he will determine the regions of low and high conductivity and how this can affect the magnetic field generation with an eye on observations.
Expectations
Able to obtain the internal structure by running a code already developed. Be able to obtain the conductivity values given the pressure and temperatures of the internal structure model. Be able to interpolate a function to any value. Be able to plot the results for analysis and visualization. Understand the equations for the internal structure of planets.
Time commitment
5-10 hours per week
Credentials
Analytical and mathematical skills, some proficiency in a computing language (python, fortran). A high GPA (min of 3.00) in physics, astronomy, computer science, or mathematics.
Positions available
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