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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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
Issue numberS250
StatePublished - Dec 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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