Date of Degree
Emily L. Rice
Stars, Interstellar Medium and the Galaxy
Stellar Evolution, Gyrochronology, Stellar Ages, Young Moving Groups
This dissertation is centered around the rotation periods of low-mass stars and association of young stars. Rotation periods are a link to the age of the star, as they lose angular momentum over time. To understand how this angular momentum evolves requires understanding the rotation period distributions of a range of stellar types and ages. Traditionally, M dwarf stars and young stars were challenging to describe due to their intrinsic faintness and dispersed sky positions respectively. I approached this subject from several directions.
Popinchalk, Mark, "Rotation Period Distributions and Light Curve Morphologies of Low Mass Stars and Young Associations" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.