Lunch talk

This is a talk given at lunch time, usually in the conference room at noon.

Does Episodic Mass Loss Dominate the Evolution of Massive Stars? Eta Car Analogs in the Local Universe

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 9:15am
Rubab Khan

Evolution of the most massive stars such as eta Carinae is controlled by the effects of mass-loss, possibly dominated by poorly understood stellar eruptions and episodic mass ejections. Copious mass loss leads to circumstellar dust formation, obscuring the star in the optical.

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