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Revealing Saturn’s deep interior for the first time with Cassini

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Location

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ

Overview

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Michele Dougherty CBE FRS and Dr Adam Masters.

Artist’s impression of the Cassini spacecraft’s dives between Saturn and the rings, which now allow us to reveal the structure of the planet’s deep interior for the first time. Credit: NASA/JPL

Bringing together experts on the interior of the planet Saturn to consolidate new data from the Grand Finale of the highly successful Cassini-Huygens mission. These data allow us to finally address long-standing mysteries concerning Saturn's deep interior structure and dynamics, its uniform and differential rotation rate, how Saturn’s magnetic field is generated, and how the external environment affects the evolution of the system, with broad solar system and explanatory implications.

More information on the programme and registration will be available soon. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place.

Attending this event

This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking.

  • Free to attend
  • Advance registration essential (more information on registration will be available soon)
  • Catering and accommodation available to purchase during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Event organisers

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Schedule of talks

17 June

Session 1 09:00-12:30

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Dr Hao Cao, Harvard, USA

09:05-09:50 Giant Planet Interiors

Professor David Stevenson FRS, Caltech, USA

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09:50-10:35 Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling

Professor Emma Bunce, University of Leicester, UK

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10:35-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:45 Cassini MAG Measurements

Professor Michele Dougherty CBE FRS, Imperial College London, UK

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11:45-12:30 Cassini Gravity Measurements

Professor Luciano Iess, University of Rome, Italy

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13:30-17:00

Session 2

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Professor Luciano Iess, University of Rome, Italy

13:30-02:15 Saturn's interior from gravity

Dr Burkhard Militzer, Berkeley, US

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14:15-15:00 Saturn's deep wind

Professor Yohai Kaspi, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

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15:00-15:30 Tea

15:30-16:15 Saturn's interior from MAG

Dr Hao Cao, Harvard, USA

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16:15-17:00 Ring seismology of Saturn's interior

Chris Mankovich, University of California Santa Cruz, USA

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18 June

09:00-12:30

Session 3

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Dr Adam Masters, Imperial College London, UK

09:00-09:45 MI coupling at Saturn

Dr Hunter Waite, Southwest Research Institute, USA

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09:45-10:30 Saturn dynamo simulations

Professor Sabine Stanley, Johns Hopkins University, USA

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10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:45 Saturn Dynamo Simulations

Professor Chris Jones, University of Leeds, UK

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11:45-12:30 Modeling of giant planet zonal flows

Professor Moritz Heimpel, University of Alberta, Canada

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13:30-17:00

Session 4

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Professor Emma Bunce, University of Leicester, UK

13:30-14:15 Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

Professor Jeremy Bloxham, Harvard, USA

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14:15-15:00 Giant planet formation

Professor Ravit Helled, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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15:00-15:30

15:30-16:15 From solar system giant planets to exoplanets

Professor Tristan Guillot, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, France

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16:15-17:00 Open discussion

Revealing Saturn’s deep interior for the first time with Cassini

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Michele Dougherty CBE FRS and Dr Adam Masters.

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ
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