Annual Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft: The Bright and the Dark Sides of the Universe.

Splinter Session: Hot Stars

Sept. 25.- 26.

Venue: University of Hamburg

Some stars are born and die hot, while some stars become hot as they evolve. The strong UV radiation of hot stars ionizes the surrounding medium and drives stellar winds. This input of radiative and mechanic energy affects the circumstellar matter and the ISM, and may even decide the fate of a star cluster. The advance in theory and multiwavelength observations provides new insights into the physics of hot stars, their evolution, atmospheres, winds, and feedback. This splinter meeting aims at bringing together the hot star community to review the methods and the models used for the studies of hot stars, and to discuss and plan the observational facilities and programs needed for the studies of hot stars. Special attention will be devoted to the hot topics in the field which are likely to be in the focus of the community in the near future.