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.

Weblink: www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapmja

Email: mja@star.ucl.ac.uk