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Young stars II

Hartmann, LW (CFA, Cambridge, Mass)
Friday 10 September 2004, 11:25-12:35

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute


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.


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