Massive star population synthesis with binaries

D. Vanbeveren and N. Mennekens

AARG, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

We first give a short historical overview with some key facts of massive star population synthesis with binaries. We then discuss binary population codes and focus on two ingredients which are important for massive star population synthesis and which may be different in different codes. Population simulations with binaries is the third part where we consider the initial massive binary frequency, the RSG/WR and WC/WN and SNII/SNIbc number ratio's, the probable initial rotational velocity distribution of massive stars.

Reference: Review paper to appear in the conference proceedings of the June 2015 Potsdam WR workshop, edited by W.-R. Hamann, A. Sander, and H. Todt
Status: Conference proceedings

Weblink: arXiv: 1508.04282