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Young stars I

Presented by: 
LW Hartmann [CFA, Cambridge, Mass]
Date: 
Thursday 9th September 2004 - 15:30 to 16:40
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 

Young solar-type stars exhibit strongly enhanced levels of magnetic activity. In addition, a complex set of behaviors arise from the presence of circumstellar accretion disks with their own magnetic fields, along with the interaction between the stellar magnetic field and the disk. I will review the observational evidence for the star-disk-magnetosphere paradigm, discuss angular momentum regulation, and point out current theoretical challenges.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
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