Stellar End Products: The Low Mass - High Mass Connection

ESO Garching, 6-10 July, 2015

Goals of the Workshop

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 (Monday 6 July at 1400) and ending on Friday at lunchtime (Friday 10 July by 1300). It will consist of invited and contributed talks, posters and discussion sessions. The welcome reception will be on Monday 6 July, and the conference dinner will be on Thursday 9 July.

Poster size: the maximum size for posters is A0 (portrait).

Abstract booklet: download the abstract booklet.

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Important dates:

  • Meeting registration is now closed
  • 15 April: preliminary program
  • 1 May: notification of contributed talk
  • 4 May: hotel block bookings expire
  • 6 June: registration payment deadline
  • 6 July: meeting starts