In this contribution I review some of the major work that has been undertaken in the last decade to study the magnetic fields in intermediate-mass pre-main-sequence stars, with the goal of understanding the origin of the magnetic fields detected in the chemically peculiar Ap/Bp stars, and testing the fossil field theory.
Putting A Stars into Context: Evolution, Environment, and Related Stars
- Pub Date:
- November 2014
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- 10 pages, 1 figure. To appear in the conference proceedings "Putting A Stars into Context: Evolution, Environment, and Related Stars" held in Moscow, 2013