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Title: What the Sun Has Taught Us About Basic Properties of Matter

The Sun is an immensely large object formed out of many tons of gas. Yet the Sun can help us learn about some of the basic properties of matter. The structure of the Sun is governed not only by macromore »physics such as hydrostatic equilibrium, convective and radiative heat transport, but also by microphysics such as nuclear reaction rates and the equation of state of the material that forms the Sun. Knowledge of the detailed structure of the Sun can therefore help us constrain the basic properties of matter. Helioseismology, the study of solar pulsations, has given us the means to get a detailed picture of the solar interior. In this talk I shall discuss how helioseismology has allowed us to determine details of solar structure, and in turn allowing us to study basic properties of matter.« less
Title: What the Sun Has Taught Us About Basic Properties of Matter
Publication Date: 2012-03-07
OSTI Identifier: 1043277
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Wednesday Colloquium Series, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, presented on March 7, 2012
Research Org: PPPL (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY ; Matter
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
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System Entry Date: 2016-06-27