The Distribution of Be Star Circumstellar Disk Masses
Supervisor: Dr. Aaron Sigut
Can extend to MSc?: Yes
Project Description (Abstract):
Be stars are thought to arise from episodes of “critical rotation” on the main sequence, in which photospheric gas is ejected into a circumstellar disk. The mass distribution of these disks offers a unique way to constrain models of stellar evolution including rotation. This project will model the emission line spectra, spectral energy distributions, and interferometric visibilities for a sample of Be stars to reliably determine their circumstellar disk masses.
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