Ansgar Reiners (Göttingen)

Advances at the cool end of the Main Sequence: Dynamos and Exo-Earths
When Mar 21, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture hall
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Astrophysics at the cool end of the Main Sequence experienced a strong push from the realization that low-mass stars are optimal targets for the search for Earth-like exoplanets. Today, several instruments are under construction or planned with the aim to search for planets around very cool stars. These instruments will open a new window into cool star physics and provide crucial information on stellar activity and the solar dynamo.

I will summarize recent observational results for stellar dynamos and some plans for instrumentation for the quest for Exo-Earths.