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Weekly Astro Fluids Discussion

Thu, Mar 26, 2009, 11:10 AM
Location: MP1318A

The weekly astrophysical fluids discussion group meets on Thursdays at 11:10 in Rm. 1318A to discuss recent or classic hydrodynamic and MHD papers of astrophysical interest. Everyone is welcome, and is invited to suggest papers for discussion.

This week we'll be discussing

  • “The Turbulent Magnetic Prandtl Number of MHD Turbulence in Disks” by Guan & Gammie, arXiv:0903.3757;
  • “The effect of ram pressure on the star formation, mass distribution and morphology of galaxies” by Kapferer et al., arXiv:0903.3818; and
  • “Tayler instability of toroidal magnetic fields in MHD Taylor-Couette flows” by Ruediger & Shultz, arXiv:0903.3831.

As always, suggestions for other papers are always welcome!

Recent astro hydro papers and online comments on them are available at To suggest a paper for discussion next week, email the organizers, Jonathan Dursi (ljdursi) or Jonathan Braithwaite (jon) at cita. Past weeks paper lists are listed here.