OKC colloquia

Binary and multiple star formation - How do stars get their spin

by Rajika Kuruwita

FA32 (AlbaNova Main Building)


AlbaNova Main Building


Most stars are born in binary and multiple-star systems that interact and disintegrate. Even many stars that are single now probably had a companion in the past! My work looks at various aspects of the birth of multiple-star systems, and I use simulations to study how stellar interactions affect star and planet formation. In particular, I will cover recent work I have submitted looking at the formation of fast-rotators. These are stars that have rotation periods of less than two days, and seem to not host planets, and might show evidence of being binaries!