August 11-15, 2014


Rotation of White Dwarf Stars

Steve Kawaler (Iowa State University)

I discuss and consider status of observational determinations of the rotation velocities of white dwarf stars via asteroseismology and spectroscopy. While these observations have important Implications on our understanding of the angular momentum evolution of stars in their late stages of evolution, more direct methods are sorely needed to disentangle ambiguities.

Mode of presentation: oral