Alicia Aarnio

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
LSA: Natural Sciences
Department: 
Astronomy
Title: 
Assistant Research Scientist
Short bio: 

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2010

Research summary: 

Alicia Aarnio aims, with her research, to understand the innermost regions of disks around young, intermediate mass stars: inner disk structure; geometry; and how material is moving within and out of the star-disk system.

Pre-main sequence stars, Star-disk interaction, Large scale magnetic field structures, Solar and stellar flares, coronal mass ejections, Stellar angular momentum evolution, Solar-stellar connection, Stellar kinematics: moving groups and associations
Recent publications: 

Mass Loss in Pre-Main Sequence Stars via Coronal Mass Ejections and Implications for Angular Momentum Loss, Aarnio, Matt, and Stassun; ApJ, 2012

Mechanical Equilibrium of Hot, Large-Scale Magnetic Loops on T Tauri Stars, Aarnio, Llama, Jardine, and Gregory; MNRAS, 2012

Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections: A Statistically Determined Flare Flux-CME Mass Correlation, Aarnio, Stassun, Hughes, and McGregor; Solar Physics, 2011

A Search for Star-Disk Interaction among the Strongest X-ray Flaring Stars in the Orion Nebula Cluster, Aarnio, Stassun, and Matt; ApJ, 2010

T Tauri Angular Momentum Loss via Large Scale Eruptive Flaring Events, Aarnio, Stassun, and Matt; AIPC, 2009