The Impact of Binaries on Stellar Evolution

Published: 26 Aug 2016
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3–7 July 2017, ESO Headquarters, Garching, Germany

Stars are mostly found in binary and multiple systems: at least 50% of all solar-like stars have companions and that fraction approaches 100% for the most massive stars. A large fraction of these systems will interact in some way and alter the structure and evolution of the components, leading to the production of exotic objects beyond standard stellar evolution models. This workshop (ImBaSE 2017) will examine in detail the impact of binaries on stellar evolution from observational and theoretical viewpoints.

Binary star evolution can lead to a the formation of exotic objects, such as Algol variables, blue stragglers and other chemically peculiar stars, but also non-spherical planetary nebulae, supernovae and γ-ray bursts. The aim of the workshop is to study in detail the impact of binaries on stellar evolution, in resolved and unresolved populations. This topic has gained impact with the first detection of gravitational waves from a coalescing binary. The Gaia satellite will also bring a wealth of new data relevant to this area. The ImBaSE 2017 workshop aims to bring together observers and theoreticians, working on different areas of stellar evolution and binary stars. It will consist of a complete set of review talks (30+10 min) and ample time for contributed talks (15+5 min), as well as posters.

More details on the website ImBaSE 2017 or by email. The closing date for abstract submission is 31 March 2017.