|Scientific Program||Talks and Posters||Pictures from the Meeting|
Massive stars are extremely rare: for every 20Mo star in the Milky Way there are roughly a hundred thousand solar-type stars; for every 100 Mo star there should be over a million solar-type stars. In part this is due to their short lifetimes (a few million years) and the power-law nature of the initial mass function. Nevertheless, these rare objects exert a disproportional influence over their environments during their lifetimes. Through the actions of their strong stellar winds and eventual disruption as supernovae, they provide most of the mechanical input into the ISM. They also provide most of the UV ionizing radiation in galaxies, and power the far-IR luminosities through the heating of dust. And, massive stars serve as the primary source of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen enrichment in the universe. They are also believed to be the source of the most energetic phenomenon yet found, emitting gamma-ray bursts as they collapse into blacko holes.
This workshop is aimed at honoring the scientific accomplishments of Peter S. Conti, who has also had a lifetime of influence over the field of massive star research. The workshop will consist of invited and contributed talks on current research plus posters, and will cover the following topics:
Scientific Organizing committee:
Margaret Hanson, Kelsey Johnson, Philip Massey
Local Organizing committee:
Deidre Hunter, Jeff Hall, Philip Massey
For more information, contact phil.massey at lowell.edu.
There will be no hardcopy proceedings.
A conference summary will be published in PASP.
In addition, we will publish
submissions in a suitable format,
e.g., Powerpoint presentations, Postscript or PDF files, scanned
transparencies, links to preprints, etc.
August 15 is the registration/abstract deadline for pre-registered participants. On Aug 16 the registration page will be removed---please register before then.
You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund of the registration fee through September 12. No refunds will be given after this date -- no exceptions.
|August 15:||Registration and abstract subsmission deadline|
|September 12:||Final date for refunds of registration fee||October 12:||Reception in Steele Visitor Center a, 5:30-7:30 PM|
|October 13 - 15:||Workshop sessions, Lowell Observatory, Giclas Lecture Hall (Posters in the Rotunda)|
|October 13:||Workshop Dinner and Clark Telescope observing, Lowell Observatory|
|October 14:||Workshop Closing Dinner, Lowell Observatory|
|October 15: (noon)||Workshop ends|