PICS Seminar: Jing Luan (UC Berkeley)
About the Speaker
Jing Luan is a TAC/CIPS Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Astronomy at the University of California Berkeley. She describes herself as a general-purpose astrophysicist studying interesting phenomena whose solutions may be appreciated by scientifically literate people. Her research interests are broad, among them orbital dynamics, tidal interaction mechanisms (dynamic tides, resonance locking), stellar pulsation (asteroseismology), physical libration, scintillation of radio signal, thermal inertia of rubble pile.
About the Series
The MIT Planetary Lunch Colloquium Series [PlCS] is a weekly seminar series organized within the EAPS department. Colloquia topics span the range of research interests of the department's planetary sciences research program. The seminars usually take place on Tuesdays from 12-1:30 pm in 54-517 unless otherwise noted (term-time only). Speakers include members of the MIT community and visitors. Talks are intended to appeal to graduate students, postdocs, research scientists, and faculty with a background in planetary science. A light lunch is provided.