College of Science

Seminar: Breanna Binder [Cal Poly Pomona]

Massive Star Evolution Across the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Feb 6, 2018 11:00 AM to Feb 6, 2018 12:00 PM at Building 8, Room 241

Massive star evolution is of paramount importance to nearly all fields of astrophysical research. Their high luminosities and short main sequence lifetimes make them easily identifiable beacons of recent star formation in the Milky Way and in other galaxies. Violent supernova explosions signal the deaths of massive stars, and the black hole or neutron star corpses that remain are often found in luminous X-ray binary systems. In this talk, I will discuss how multiwavelength observations can be leveraged to study the evolution of massive stars and their surrounding environments from birth to death. I will conclude with a brief summary of how proposed future observing facilities could be used to advance our current understanding of high mass stellar evolution.

 

10:50 am Refreshments

11:00 am Seminar

Building 8, Room 241