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New Windows on Massive Stars (IAU S307)

New Windows on Massive Stars (IAU S307)
Asteroseismology, Interferometry and Spectropolarimetry

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: February 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107078581

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  • Massive stars play a crucial role in the Universe: they are important drivers for the photometric and chemical evolution of galaxies; they are sources of important elements, including those necessary for life; and, with their strong winds and supernova explosions, they feed the interstellar medium with momentum and kinetic energy, impacting on the star formation rate. Knowledge of the evolution of massive stars is important not only for stellar physics, but also for probing the evolution of galaxies and their star formation histories throughout cosmic time. This volume provides an introduction to these topics and to the techniques used to investigate the properties of massive stars, including asteroseismology, spectropolarimetry, and interferometry. It highlights synergies between these new techniques and more classical methods, to create a synthetic view of massive stars, leading researchers towards new and innovative solutions to the most topical questions regarding the evolution of massive stars.

    • Provides a fresh summary on massive star physics and evolution, directed at those who are interested in massive stars in galaxies
    • Features cross-disciplinary reviews to fosters links between the cutting-edge techniques of asteroseismology, interferometry, and spectropolarimetry
    • Provides basic introductions to these three observational techniques for researchers who wish to understand their main features, and weigh up their benefits and potential weaknesses
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    • Date Published: February 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107078581
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Challenges in massive star evolution
    2. Asteroseismology
    3. Interferometry
    4. Spectropolarimetry
    5. Synergies between different techniques
    6. Towards a synthetic view
    Author index.

  • Editors

    Georges Meynet, Université de Genève

    Cyril Georgy, Keele University

    José Groh, Université de Genève

    Philippe Stee, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur

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