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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union|
|State||Published - Dec 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science