Stellar End Products: The Low Mass - High Mass Connection

Event starts: 
Mon, 06/07/2015
Event ends: 
Fri, 10/07/2015
In this workshop, we intend to bring together observers and theorists from the low mass and high mass stellar communities with the goals of:


  • understanding the evolved star mass loss process and the injection of energy and matter (enriched in molecules and dust) into the ISM
  • comparing Asymptotic Giant Branch and Red Supergiant stars - why are they observationally similar in many ways yet apparently have very different interior stellar structures and their mass loss evolves differently
  • determining the roles of magnetic fields, binarity, jets and collimated mass loss, metallicity, initial mass etc. upon stellar evolution and end products - how can almost spherically symmetric stars produce broadly bipolar morphologies over such a large mass loss range?


The meeting will be spread over five days, starting on Monday afternoon and ending on Friday at lunchtime. It will consist of invited and contributed talks, posters and discussion sessions.
Conference email: steps [at] eso [dot] org

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