Hot And Cool: Bridging Gaps in Massive Star Evolution

November 10-12, 2008; Registration closes on October 3!

Venue: Caltech, Pasadena

This meeting aims to bridge the gap between researchers studying stars in the upper blue and red sections of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (HRD). While morphologically separated, stars occupying these extremes of the HRD are intimately related via evolution, as well as both having atmospheric properties affected by extension and stellar wind outflow. At cosmological scales, like in distant starburst galaxies, the historical distinction between blue and red stellar populations becomes obsolete, and understanding the complex relation between the red and blue parts of the HRD is mandatory.