A double take on stellar population and spectral synthesis

Dr. JJ Eldridge (University of Auckland)
May 23, 2017 - 4:00pm


There is strong observational evidence that the evolution of the most massive stars is strongly affected by interactions in binary systems. In this talk I will discuss the direct and indirect evidence that this is the case and discuss how interacting binary evolution is different to the from single stars. Using recent results from the BPASS code v2 results I will discuss the importance of binaries for core-collapse supernovae, resolved and unresolved populations, high-redshift galaxies, reionization and compact remnant mergers.