The Properties of Early-type Stars in the Magellanic Clouds

Christopher J. Evans

UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh

The past decade has witnessed impressive progress in our understanding of the physical properties of massive stars in the Magellanic Clouds, and how they compare to their cousins in the Galaxy. I summarise new results in this field, including evidence for reduced mass-loss rates and faster stellar rotational velocities in the Clouds, and their present-day compositions. I also discuss the stellar temperature scale, emphasizing its dependence on metallicity across the entire upper-part of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.

Reference: Invited review at IAU Symposium 256
Status: Conference proceedings