Tides: Introduction and Modelling - Part 1

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Building 1, Level 4, Room 4102


"Qualitative theory of tides and their effects." It contains a qualitative explanation of tides and their effects: phase lags, forces that dissipate energy but do not dissipat angular momentum, circularization of orbits, spin-orbit synchronization and collision. 

Brief Biography

Clodoaldo Grotta Ragazzo holds a degree in Naval Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP), a degree in Biosciences from USP, both obtained in 1986, and a PhD degree in Physics from  USP (1989). He was a research visitor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University from September 1992 to June 1995 and a Visiting Assistant Professor at  the Mathematics Department of Princeton University from September 1995 to June 1996. He is currently a professor at USP. He works in the area of Mathematics, mainly on the following topics:  Hamiltonian systems, celestial mechanics, and  fluid mechanics.

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