Friday, July 05, 2013

Video: The origin of galactic magnetic fields, Oliver Gressel

The third of our videos about researchers at Nordita! Here you meet Oliver Gressel from our astrophysics group. Oliver works on numerical simulations of turbulence and magnetic fields in plasma. We previously discussed how this improves our understanding of sunspots and the solar dynamo. With the same tools, Oliver studies a different plasma, the interstellar plasma that permeates our galaxies. In the video, he explains what we know and don't know about galactic magnetic fields and what we can learn from the numerical simulations.

This video appeared in the recent issue of the Nordita Newsletter, the full version of which you can read here. (The "Feature" might look familiar to readers of this blog...)

I am also excited to let you know that we'll be producing four more videos later that year. One of them will probably be about the 'subatomic' group; appearance of black holes is entirely possible :p

If you have any news items from the Nordic countries that are relevant to research in physics or related fields (eg mathematical physics, biophysics) and that you would like to see included in the next issue of the newsletter (due early October), just send me an email to hossi at nordita dot org.


  1. Cool. I'll keep that in mind. Nice video!

  2. Yes, isn't it? Oliver is very gifted. Btw, I guess physics-related news (or general science-funding stuff etc) from the Baltic countries would work as well. They're quite flexible on what exactly "Nordic" is supposed to mean.

  3. Nice video!

    A small suggestion for the future --- the audio quality is poor enough to distract the viewer from the topic. It would be a good idea to improve on that front, the videos would appear much more professional.

    Best, :-)

  4. This article is relevant to both this, both this blog posts.

  5. Nice video. Looking forward for the other four videos :D

  6. Great video! It is really interesting. And I guess this research will help us understand and know the truth about galaxy and other stuffs like that. Thanks anyway for sharing this video.


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