OB-stars as extreme condition test beds

J. Puls, J.O. Sundqvist, and J.G. Rivero Gonzalez

University of Munich, Germany

Massive stars are inherently extreme objects, in terms of radiation, mass loss, rotation, and sometimes also magnetic fields. Concentrating on a (personally biased) subset of processes related to pulsations, rapid rotation and its interplay with mass-loss, and the bi-stability mechanism, we will discuss how active (and normal) OB stars can serve as appropriate laboratories to provide further clues.

Reference: To be published in the proceedings book of the IAUS 272, Cambridge University Press. Editors C. Neiner, G. Wade, G. Meynet and G. Peters
Status: Conference proceedings

Weblink: http://arxiv.org/abs/1009.0364


Email: jon@usm.uni-muenchen.de