The 113th AICS Cafe
Date and Time: Wed. June 7, 2017, 15:30-16:30
Place: Workshop room (6th floor) at AICS
Title: Study of Mercury's magnetosphere based on the MHD simulation and trajectory tracings
Speaker: Manabu Yagi (Programming Environment Research Team)
Presentation Language: Japanese
Presentation Material: English
Interaction between solar wind(supersonic plasma flow from the Sun) and intrinsic magnetic field of planets such as Earth forms plasma circulation system called "magnetosphere". A great number of studies have been done for the Earth magnetosphere using spacecraft observations, numerical simulations, and modelings. On the other hands, comparative studies of planetary magnetosphere such as Mercury or Jupiter are also important from a perspective of universal plasma physics. In this study, we try to discover the dynamics of Mercury's magnetosphere using magnetohydrodynamics(MHD) simulation, and trajectory tracings of test particles.