SEMINARY (auditorium CAB) 08-04-2016. Massive Stars as Drivers of the Galactic Ecosystem

By David Cohen, from Department of Physics and Astronomy, Swarthmore College.

Day: April 8th, 2016
Hour: 12:00
Venue: Auditorio del Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA)
Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial
Ctra de Ajalvir, km 4
28850 Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.

To access INTA campus, it is necessary to apply by mail seminarios@cab.inta-csic.es

Title: Massive Stars as Drivers of the Galactic Ecosystem

Abstract: Massive stars - weighing at least 8 times more than the Sun - are very rare, but very important. Their hot, dense cores are where many of the heavy elements we know and rely on are made; their incredible luminosity makes them cosmic beacons visible over huge distances and enables them to illuminate and sculpt the dust and gas clouds in star formation regions; and they end their lives in spectacular supernova explosions. I will give the audience an overview of the birth, life, and death of massive stars and also give a brief overview of my own research on the radiation-driven winds and associated X-ray emission of these important astronomical objects.

Enlaces

Departments and support units

The answer to questions about life and its origin come from the combined efforts of many disciplines

Research areas

The science developed in the CAB is channeled through interdepartmental research lines

Copyright 2012 - Todos los derechos reservados | Centro de Astrobiología - CSIC - INTA | Política y condiciones de uso | Aviso legal