Magnetic massive stars

Rich Townsend, David H. Cohen, Luc Dessart, Swetlana Hubrig, Yaël Nazé, Véronique Petit, Asif Ud-Doula, Nolan R. Walborn

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Abstract

Magnetic fields are unexpected in massive stars, due to the absence of a sub-surface convective dynamo. However, advances in instrumentation over the past three decades have led to their detection in a small but growing subset of these stars. Moreover, complementary theoretical developments have highlighted their potentially significant influence over the structure, evolution and circumstellar environments of massive stars. Here, we summarize a special session convened prior to the main conference, focused on presenting recent developments in the study of massive-star magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-586
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume3
Issue numberS250
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Townsend, R., Cohen, D. H., Dessart, L., Hubrig, S., Nazé, Y., Petit, V., ... Walborn, N. R. (2007). Magnetic massive stars. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 3(S250), 577-586. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921308020966
Townsend, Rich ; Cohen, David H. ; Dessart, Luc ; Hubrig, Swetlana ; Nazé, Yaël ; Petit, Véronique ; Ud-Doula, Asif ; Walborn, Nolan R. / Magnetic massive stars. In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 2007 ; Vol. 3, No. S250. pp. 577-586.
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Townsend, R, Cohen, DH, Dessart, L, Hubrig, S, Nazé, Y, Petit, V, Ud-Doula, A & Walborn, NR 2007, 'Magnetic massive stars', Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, vol. 3, no. S250, pp. 577-586. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921308020966

Magnetic massive stars. / Townsend, Rich; Cohen, David H.; Dessart, Luc; Hubrig, Swetlana; Nazé, Yaël; Petit, Véronique; Ud-Doula, Asif; Walborn, Nolan R.

In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Vol. 3, No. S250, 01.12.2007, p. 577-586.

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Townsend R, Cohen DH, Dessart L, Hubrig S, Nazé Y, Petit V et al. Magnetic massive stars. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 2007 Dec 1;3(S250):577-586. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921308020966