The Lives and Death-Throes of Massive Stars (IAU S329)

by J. J. (University of Auckland) Eldridge

Part of the Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia Series

The Lives and Death-Throes of Massive Stars (IAU S329) Synopsis

Research on massive stars is undergoing a period of rapid progress, with long-held convictions being shown to be incomplete. While these stars are relatively few in number, they are the main driver of chemical and dynamical evolution in galaxies through their stellar winds and explosive deaths in core-collapse supernovae. Furthermore the impact of massive stars is widely recognized in many areas, as they are often used as tools to interpret the conditions and processes arising in different environments. In parallel, the development of new instrumentation, analysis techniques and dedicated surveys across all possible wavelengths have delivered large amounts of exquisite new data. These data are now providing a harsh test for the current state-of-the-art theoretical calculations of massive star birth, evolution and death. IAU Symposium 329 covers these topics and is therefore an invaluable resource for researchers in the field of massive stars and their evolution.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781107170063
Publication date: 7th September 2017
Author: J. J. (University of Auckland) Eldridge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 492 pages
Categories: Astronomy, space & time, Astrophysics, Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods,

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