RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting: Mass-Loss and Galaxy Evolution
12th February 2010
Venue: Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, London, UK
This meeting concerns the subject of mass-loss from massive stars and the consequences of this phenomenon for galactic chemical evolution. A current major topic in the study of massive stars is the quest for their complete mass-loss history, accounting for wind inhomogeneity. These objects can have dramatic effects on chemical yields through winds and supernovae. We will address the effects of the stellar feedback cycle across a range of object types, cosmic epochs and metallicities, examining also the nature of the evolutionary end-points of stars that have undergone outflows.