Dynamo driven magnetic fields in the interstellar medium

Gent, F. (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation


We model supernova (SN) driven turbulence in the multi-phase interstellar medium (ISM) to explore the dynamo in a differen- tially rotating section of the galactic disk. Using a small seed field SN explosions drive a turbulent dynamo and the rotation & shear drive a large scale dynamo, the interactions of which have been poorly understood and rarely included in dynamo modelling. Our resulting field is, therefore, physically derived and embedded differentially within the cold (∼100 K), warm (∼10^4 K) and hot (∼10^6 K) phases of the ISM, and exhibits scale separation between its random and large scale components.
Period10 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
Event titleNew Perspectives on Galactic Magnetism
Event typeConference
LocationNewcastle, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational