Second Announcement (full text PDF)
Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars III|
A Closer Look in Space and Time
Stars are conspicuous components of galaxies, and the sites of the
creation of most chemical elements. Due to their high luminosity and
their production of heavy elements, stars on the Asymptotic Giant
Branch (AGB) play an important role in understanding stellar and galactic evolution.
This conference aims to build a bridge between AGB research and its
application to the modelling of stellar populations and the chemical
evolution of galaxies and the universe as a whole. Current developments
and challenges on both sides will be discussed to reach an understanding
of possibilities, limitations, and needs in both areas, and hence to improve
our knowledge about the role of AGB stars in the context of galaxies.
This is another follow-up meeting to the successful Viennese conferences
on similar topics in 2006 and 2010.
This time the focus of the meeting will be:
The conference will be hosted by the
Austrian Society for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Department of Astrophysics at
the University of Vienna.
The meeting is supported by the Robert F. Wing Support Fund at Ohio State University.
- Complex Atmospheres: Observation and theoretical understanding
- Living together: Binarity, disks, ISM interaction
- What is left: Dust, yields, AGBs in the cosmic matter cycle
- Resolved and unresolved: AGB star populations in external stellar systems
- Perspectives: ALMA, SKA, SOFIA, JWST, VLTI+, ELT
Participants can register and submit abstracts now.
Also keep an eye on the important deadlines.
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* We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna in July 2014! *
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