IAU Special Sessions (GA)

SpS5: The IR view of massive stars: the main sequence and beyond

Start date/time

August 23, 2012

End date/time

August 24, 2012


China Nanjing


Margaret Hanson

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Coordinating Division

Division IV Stars

SOC Chair: Yaël Nazé (Belgium)

SOC Members: Jura Borrisova (Chile), Margaret Hanson (United States), Fabrice Martins (France), Paco Najarro (Spain), Barbara Whitney (United States)

Editor of Proceedings: Yaël Nazé (Belgium)


  • Obscured and distant clusters, with subtopics
    • massive stars near the Galactic Centre
    • newly discovered young clusters
    • distant massive stars
  • Stellar and wind parameters, with subtopics
    • improvement in atomic data
    • results from atmosphere modelling
    • results from interferometry studies
  • Matter ejection and feedback, with subtopics
    • observed LBV and WR nebulae
    • implications on the mass-loss evolution
    • dust in SNe

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