Alicia Aarnio

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27 October 2016: I am moving! After 6 great years with UM, I've accepted a position at the University of Colorado Boulder. A new research site is in the works; in the future I can be found on the web at:

Research Interests

  • Pre-main sequence stars
  • Star-disk interaction
  • Radiative transfer modeling
  • Magnetic field structures
  • Solar and stellar flares, coronal mass ejections
  • Stellar angular momentum evolution
  • Solar-stellar connection
  • Stellar kinematics: moving groups and associations
  • Universal Course Design
  • Interactive lecturing, active learning


  • Smith College, BA, 2005
  • Vanderbilt University, PhD, 2010

Selected Publications

What do weak magnetic fields mean for magnetospheric accretion in Herbig AeBe star+disk systems?
Aarnio, Monnier, Harries, and Acreman; IAUS302,2014

Coronal Mass Ejections and Angular Momentum Loss in Young Stars
Aarnio, Stassun, and Matt; IAUS300, 2014

Angular momentum evolution of low-mass pre-main sequence stars via extreme coronal mass ejections
Aarnio, Matt, and Stassun; Astronomische Nachricten, 2013

Mass Loss in Pre-Main Sequence Stars via Coronal Mass Ejections and Implications for Angular Momentum Loss
Aarnio, Matt, and Stassun; ApJ, 2012

Mechanical Equilibrium of Hot, Large-Scale Magnetic Loops on T Tauri Stars
Aarnio, Llama, Jardine, and Gregory; MNRAS, 2012

Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections: A Statistically Determined Flare Flux-CME Mass Correlation
Aarnio, Stassun, Hughes, and McGregor; Solar Physics, 2011

A Search for Star-Disk Interaction among the Strongest X-ray Flaring Stars in the Orion Nebula Cluster
Aarnio, Stassun, and Matt; ApJ, 2010

ADS search
Conduct a search of the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System for papers that include me as an author.

Presentations and Web Spots

RHESSI Science Nugget
My work in the solar-stellar connection over the past few years, in a nugget.

The Sun as a Star. (15Mb .pdf file)
Talk given for Saturday Morning Physics, 10 November, 2012