AAS 196th Meeting, June 2000
Session 47. Bipolar Outflows Across the HR Diagram
Topical Session Oral, Wednesday, June 7, 2000, 2:30-4:00pm, 4:15-6:00pm, Highland B/J

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[47.08] MHD winds from proto-stellar accretion disks: Launching mechanisms

R. Ouyed (NORDITA)

One of the fundamental questions raised by observations of astrophysical jets concerns the mechanism for initiating the outflows. Among the scenarios currently being actively investigated (theoretically and numerically) are Magneto-Hydro-Dynamic (MHD) models in whihc magnetized accretion disks, rotating around proto-stars, are involved. In this talk, I will describe the physics behind the different launching mechanisms so far proposed in these models, their success and failure.

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