Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Very Massive Stars in the Local Universe

Editors: Vink, Jorick S (Ed.)

  • Presents the latest status of research on very massive stars and explains why stars may reach up to ~300 solar masses
  • Contains the necessary background material to serve as an entry point into this exciting field of astrophysics
  • Provides contributions from the top researchers in the field
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About this book

This book presents the status of research on very massive stars in the Universe. While it has been claimed that stars with over 100 solar masses existed in the very early Universe, recent studies have also discussed the existence and deaths of stars up to 300 solar masses in the local Universe. This represents a paradigm shift for the stellar upper-mass limit, which may have major implications far beyond the field of stellar physics.

The book comprises 7 chapters, which describe this discipline and provide sufficient background and introductory content for graduate (PhD) students and researchers from different branches of astronomy to be able to enter this exciting new field of very massive stars.

About the authors

Jorick Vink is a Senior Research Astronomer at Armagh Observatory, Northern Ireland. His primary research interests include mass loss from massive stars as a function of metallicity, line polarimetry to probe circumstellar geometries in massive evolved as well as young stars (as to study star formation), and in Horizontal Branch morphologies.
Dr. Vink organized the Joint Discussion "Very massive stars in the local universe", which took place at the IAU General Assembly 2012 in Beijing, and where international top specialist in the field presented and discussed their research.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Very Massive Stars in the Local Universe

    Vink, Jorick S.

    Pages 1-8

  • Empirical Properties of Very Massive Stars

    Martins, Fabrice

    Pages 9-42

  • The Formation of Very Massive Stars

    Krumholz, Mark R.

    Pages 43-75

  • Mass-Loss Rates of Very Massive Stars

    Vink, Jorick S.

    Pages 77-111

  • Instabilities in the Envelopes and Winds of Very Massive Stars

    Owocki, Stanley P.

    Pages 113-156

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34514-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Very Massive Stars in the Local Universe
Editors
  • Jorick S Vink
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
412
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09596-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09596-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09595-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34514-7
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
Topics