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

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

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107170063

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About the Authors
  • 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.

    • Presents new results from large-scale surveys of massive stars
    • Includes results from new observational techniques and instrumentation, such as interferometry, astereoseismology, gravitational waves, polarization and light echos
    • Presents current theoretical models of interior and atmospheres, connecting interior and atmospheres, wind structure, episodic mass-loss mechanisms, binaries in interaction, and gamma-ray production
    • Shows how massive stars are used as astrophysical tools across a wide variety of settings
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107170063
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 178 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Death throes: supernovae, stellar deaths and progenitors
    3. Observations and surveys of massive stars: hot stars, cool stars, transition objects and binaries
    4. Theory of stellar evolution and atmospheres
    5. Massive stars and their supernovae as galactic building blocks and engines
    6. Summary
    7. Splinter session: X-ray observations of massive stars

  • Editors

    J.J. Eldridge, University of Auckland

    John C. Bray

    Liam A.S. McClelland

    Lin Xiao

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