IAU G5 Talk: Winds of Magnetic Massive Stars
Massive stars (at least eight times as massive as the Sun) possess strong stellar winds driven by radiation. With the advent of the so called MiMeS collaboration, an increasing number of these massive stars have been confirmed to have global magnetic fields. Such magnetic fields can have significant influence on the dynamics of these stellar winds which are strongly ionized. Such interaction of the wind and magnetic field can generate copious amount of X-rays, they can spin the star down, they can also help form large scale disk-like structures. In this presentation I will discuss the nature of such radiatively-driven winds and how they interact with magnetic fields.
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Penn State University
winds , stellar oscillations , stellar kinematics, stellar kinematics, stellar evolution, stellar atmospheres, stellar activity, mass loss, magnetic fields, X-ray, turbulence, stellar dynamics, scattering, radiative transfer, polarization, magnetohydrodynamics, fundamental physics, outflows
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