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Events in Physics
Title: From Earth to Stars: Interiors and Evolution of Planets    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 11/22/2004
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte Hall
Speaker: Raymond Jeanloz
Affiliation: Departments of Earth & Planetary Science, and of Astronomy, UC Berkeley
Contact Person: K. Lee   (510) 642-3034
Details: Million-atmosphere pressures, typical of planetary interiors, induce dramatic changes in valence-electron energies (eV) of materials, hence in physical and chemical properties controlling the evolution of planets. A new generation of experiments is opening the realm of billion-atmosphere pressures, relevant to super-giant planets or brown dwarfs, and involving core-electron energy (keV) changes in materials.

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