Four Decades of Research on Massive Stars: A Scientific Meeting in the Honour of Anthony F.J. Moffat

Date: July 11 -15, 2011
Location: Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC J0K 3B0
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About: We are organizing a meeting to celebrate four decades of contributions of Professor Anthony F.J. Moffat to massive-star research. Since his first papers on open clusters in the early 70’s, Tony’s research interests have expanded in many directions to cover a multitude of aspects of massive stars. The meeting will encompass the following main subjects on which he has worked during his career:
– Young open star clusters: keys to understanding massive stars
– Galactic structure and dynamics; runaway stars
– Massive binaries: orbits, masses, mass-loss rates, binary frequency, colliding winds, dust formation
– The most massive stars
– The true nature of clumping in hot stellar winds and its consequences
– Rotation and magnetic fields
– Pulsations (e.g. MOST and soon BRITE-Constellation)
– WR surveys (Galactic and extra-galactic)
– The Program Organizing Comittee will consider any proposed contributions but priority will be given to those that are related to the selected themes for this meeting.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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