EAS Publications Series
Volume 9, 2003Magnetism and Activity of the Sun and Stars
|Page(s)||279 - 279|
|Published online||17 November 2003|
J. Arnaud and N. Meunier (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 9 (2003) 279
On the alignment of T Tauri stars with the local magnetic field
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, Observatoire de Grenoble,
CNRS/UJF UMR 5571, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France;
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1562, USA
Corresponding author: email@example.com
The original title of this contribution was "Magnetic Fields in the Vicinity of Young Stars". One of the goals was to show the impact of the large scale magnetic field on the gravitational collapse leading to star formation, and also to discuss some of Jean-Louis Leroy's contributions to the measurement of the polarisation, hence the direction of the magnetic in the interstellar medium made with STERENN, the polarimeter he and Jean-François Leborgne built for the Pic-du-Midi observatory. Another goal of the talk was to survey the state of our knowledge of the magnetic field in the immediate circumstellar environment of young stars. In doing that we discovered an interesting correlation. Therefore, this paper presents only a brief overview of the original talk presented at the conference. Instead, it emphasizes largely on what we consider to be the most interesting aspect of what was presented, namely, the alignement of YSO, and in particular T Tauri stars, with the local magnetic field in Taurus.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2003
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