›The Origin and Fate of the Sun: Evolution of Solar-mass Stars Observed with High Angular Resolution
The goal of this workshop is to review recent results on solar-mass stars obtained with infrared and millimeter interferometers, and to discuss their importance for our understanding of stellar evolution from star formation to stellar end products. The workshop will concentrate on the mass range from approximately 0.5 to 2 solar masses, will discuss what new results for one stage of stellar evolution mean for the next stage, and will bring interferometric results into context with our knowledge based on other observational techniques and with theory. It will also include prospects with 2nd generation instruments at the VLTI and with ALMA. Interferometry experts and non-interferometrists alike are welcome to attend the workshop and to bring together their different perspectives.
Main science topics:
- Young stellar objects
- Main sequence stars & planets
- RGB & AGB stars
- Post-AGB stars and PNe
- Stellar evolution and stellar atmospheres