›Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars II - Shining Examples and Common Inhabitants
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.
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, ...
The conference will be hosted by the Austrian Society for Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Department of Astronomy at the University of Vienna. The meeting is supported by the IAU Working Group on Abundances in Red Giants, by the IK "Cosmic Matter Cycle" at the University of Vienna, and by the Robert F. Wing Support Fund at Ohio State University.
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