Very Massive Stars in the local Universe

Jorick S Vink, Alexander Heger, Mark R. Krumholz, Joachim Puls, S. Banerjee, Nathalie De Castro, K. J. Chen, A. N. Chenè, P. A. Crowther, A. Daminelli, G. Gräfener, J. H. Groh, W. R. Hamann, S. Heap, A. Herrero, Lex Kaper, F. Najarro, L. M. Oskinova, A. Roman-Lopes, Alan Rosen & 9 others Angelle M. Sander, Masoumeh G Shirazi, Yohei Sugawara, F. Tramper, D. Vanbeveren, R. Voss, A. Wofford, Y. Zhang, the participants of JD2

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Abstract

Recent studies have claimed the existence of very massive stars (VMS) up to 300 M in the local Universe. As this finding may represent a paradigm shift for the canonical stellar upper-mass limit of 150 M, it is timely to discuss the status of the data, as well as the far-reaching implications of such objects. We held a Joint Discussion at the General Assembly in Beijing to discuss (i) the determination of the current masses of the most massive stars, (ii) the formation of VMS, (iii) their mass loss, and (iv) their evolution and final fate. The prime aim was to reach broad consensus between observers and theorists on how to identify and quantify the dominant physical processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
EditorsT Montmerle
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages51-79
Number of pages29
Volume10
EditionH16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
PublisherCambridge University Press
NumberH16
Volume10
ISSN (Print)1743-9213

Keywords

  • Stars: mass-loss
  • Stars: massive stars
  • Stars: stellar evolution

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Vink, J. S., Heger, A., Krumholz, M. R., Puls, J., Banerjee, S., De Castro, N., ... the participants of JD2 (2012). Very Massive Stars in the local Universe. In T. Montmerle (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union (H16 ed., Vol. 10, pp. 51-79). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 10, No. H16). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921314004657
Vink, Jorick S ; Heger, Alexander ; Krumholz, Mark R. ; Puls, Joachim ; Banerjee, S. ; De Castro, Nathalie ; Chen, K. J. ; Chenè, A. N. ; Crowther, P. A. ; Daminelli, A. ; Gräfener, G. ; Groh, J. H. ; Hamann, W. R. ; Heap, S. ; Herrero, A. ; Kaper, Lex ; Najarro, F. ; Oskinova, L. M. ; Roman-Lopes, A. ; Rosen, Alan ; Sander, Angelle M. ; Shirazi, Masoumeh G ; Sugawara, Yohei ; Tramper, F. ; Vanbeveren, D. ; Voss, R. ; Wofford, A. ; Zhang, Y. ; the participants of JD2. / Very Massive Stars in the local Universe. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. editor / T Montmerle. Vol. 10 H16. ed. Cambridge UK : Cambridge University Press, 2012. pp. 51-79 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; H16).
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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. ed. / T Montmerle. Vol. 10 H16. ed. Cambridge UK : Cambridge University Press, 2012. p. 51-79 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 10, No. H16).

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Vink JS, Heger A, Krumholz MR, Puls J, Banerjee S, De Castro N et al. Very Massive Stars in the local Universe. In Montmerle T, editor, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. H16 ed. Vol. 10. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. 2012. p. 51-79. (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; H16). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921314004657