The rotation of cool main sequence stars: measurements, descriptions, and connections

Dr. Sydney A. Barnes
See the live streaming of this talk on Tuesday April 16, 12:30 GMT (GMT+1 Summer time).

Resumen

The rotation rate of a cool star provides an additional method beyond the usual ones to characterize and 
understand its behavior. Increasingly large samples of rotation periods are now emerging from both ground- 
and space-based work. This talk will present some systematic behaviors of these rotation periods, including 
dependencies on age and mass, especially as probed by open cluster studies. The results suggest that it is 
often possible to derive an age for a cool star (and its planets) from such rotation period measurements, via 
a procedure called gyrochronology. This talk addresses the possibilities of this emerging area of work, and 
also certain complexities and cautions that should be considered in this Kepler, TESS, and soon, PLATO era.

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The rotation of cool main sequence stars: measurements, descriptions, and connections
Dr. Sydney A. Barnes
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, AIP
Tuesday April 16, 2019 - 12:30  (Aula)
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