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Magnetism in cool stars: observations vs models

Boris Dintrans
LATT, CNRS/Toulouse University

I will first present the last observations of large-scale magnetic fields in fully and partly-convective dwarfs thanks to spectropolarimetry. Then, the main dynamo models developed so far for these stars will be reviewed, to both those  based on mean-field approachs and direct numerical simulations of MHD. Preliminary results obtained on solar twins will be also presented and discussed.

2009 March 04, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia