Grain Nucleation Experiments and other Laboratory Data: Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars II: Shining Exammples and Common Inhabitants,

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Stars are conspicuous components of galaxies, and the sites of the creation of most chemical elements. Due to their brightness and their production of heavy elements, stars on the Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) play an important role for 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. 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 the follow-up meeting to the Vienna conference on a similar topic in August 2006 (Link).

This time the focus of the meeting will be:
Complex Atmospheres & Interiors: Dynamics, Evolution & Abundances
Environment: Mass Loss, Chemistry & Geometry
Common Inhabitants: Population Studies & Synthesis Models
Out There: Magellanic Clouds, Local Group & Beyond
Perspectives Near and Far: ALMA, Herschel, JWST, ELTs, ...

Original languageEnglish
Publication date18 Aug 2010
Place of Publication16-20/8-2010, Vienna, University Campus, Austria
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2010

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