Mini-course on Stellar Activity

Prof Jeff Linsky, JILA Colorado


Students should review the linked lecture slides before the seminar and

read at least one of the referenced articles before each lecture.


        Monday, Jan 25

            9 - 10:15 am . . . . . . . . . . . . Slides: Magnetic Fields in Stars magfields.pdf 

                                        Reiners, A. 2012, “Obs of Cool-Star Magnetic Fields”                         

                                        Donati & Lanstreet 2009, “Mag Fields of Nondeg Stars

                                        Linsky & Schöller 2015, “Obs of Strong Mag Fields in nondegen stars


            10:30 - 11:30 am  . . . . . . . . Slides: Stellar Chromospheres chromospheres.pdf

                                        Vieytes, Mauas, & Diaz, 2009,Chromosphr changes in K stars with activity

                                        Ribas et al. 2005, “Evol of solar activity over time

                                        Fontenla et al. 2014, “Far and EUV irradiance

                                        Fontenla et al. 2015, “Solar irradiance, activity and the near UV


            4 - 5 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slides: Stellar Coronae coronae.pdf 

                                        Güdel 2004, “X-ray astronomy of stellar coronae

                                        Lammer 2012,  “Variability of activity” 

                                        Güdel & Nazé 2009, “X-ray spectroscopy of stars

                                        Stelzer et al. 2013, “UV and X-ray activ of Mdwarfs


        Wednesday, Jan 27

            9 - 10:15 am . . . . . . . . . . . . Slides: Stellar winds stellar-winds.pdf

                                        Johnstone et al. 2015, “Stellar Winds on the MS

                                        Wood, B 2004, “Astrospheres

                                        Willson, L. 2000 “Mass Loss from Cool Stars

                                        Lammer, H et al. 2003 “Loss of water from Mars

                                        Wood, B. et al. 2014 “Evidence for a weak wind from Young Sun


            10:30 - 11:30 am  . . . . . . . . Slides: Host star radiation and exoplanet atmospheres hoststar-radiation.pdf

                                        Murray-Clay et al. 2009, “Atmospheric escape from Hot Jupiters

                                        Fontenla et al. 2015, “Solar Spectral Irradiance

                                        France et al. 2013, “UV radiation around M dwarfs

                                        Linsky, France & Ayres 2013, “Ly-alpha fluxes of F5 to M5V stars

                                        Linsky, Fontenla & France 2014, “EUV fluxes of F5 to M5V stars

                                   Wood, B. et al. 2014, “Ly-alpha fluxes and absorption from heliosphere

                                        Tian et al. 2014, “FUV/NUV ratio and oxygen contents in atmospheres of planets