Mr George Pantolmos
I am currently working as a PhD student at the University of Exeter, Physics & Atsronomy Department with Sean Matt in stellar outflows from low-mass stars and my research includes both analytical and computational magnetohydrodynamics (MHD).
Sun-like and low-mass stars lose mass in the form of coronal winds due to their origin in the stellar hot coronae. Although the effect of coronal winds on stellar mass during a star's main-sequence life is relatively small, they have an enormous impact on stellar rotation by exerting a spin-down torque on the stellar surface. One of the objectives in my current work is to understand (and quantify) how different coronal conditions can affect the rotational evolution of this type of stars.
M.S. in Astronomy, University of Glasgow
B.S. in Physics & Astronomy, University of Athens
- Magnetic Braking of Sun-like and Low-Mass Stars: Dependence on Coronal Temperature (ADS link)