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Art of Science: Tides in the Solar System and the Universe Presented by Dr. Philippe Landry

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT

Tides in the Solar System and the Universe
Presented by Dr. Philippe Landry
University of Chicago

Presentation begins at 8 pm

Tides in the Solar System and the Universe

The twice-daily rise and fall of sea levels due to the gravitational influence of the Sun and the Moon is undoubtedly the most familiar manifestation of tides. But ocean tides are just one example of a much more general phenomenon. Tides also cause the solid part of the Earth to rise and fall, and they are the reason that the dark side of the Moon permanently faces away from our planet. Elsewhere in the solar system, on Jupiter’s moon Io, tides power the most spectacular volcanic activity ever observed. Tides even affect the gravitational waves produced by merging neutron stars in distant galaxies, revealing information about the densest matter in the universe.

Dr. Landry will highlight the far-reaching impact of tides on Earth and in the heavens. He will also discuss their historical role in the development of Newton’s theory of gravity and their continued relevance in the context of Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

 

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Date:
August 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/477425863072408/

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Agitator Cooperative