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Massive Stars: From Pop III and GRBs to the Milky Way


The 2006 May Symposium at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), was held from Monday, May 8, 2006 to Thursday, May 11, 2006. The title was: Massive Stars: From Pop III and GRBs to the Milky Way.

The symposium covered topics in the general areas of: the formation of massive stars (both Pop III and in the galaxies); massive stellar clusters; the evolution of massive stars; the end of life of massive stars (incl. SNe, GRBs, Ultraluminous X-ray sources, etc.); environmental impacts (feedback, chemical evolution, etc., for both Pop III and galactic objects.

Invited Speakers:
Ian Bonnell - Theories of Massive Star Formation
Volker Bromm - Formation of Pop III Stars
Roger Chevalier - From Progenitor to Afterlife
Bruce Elmegreen - The IMF In Clusters
Giuseppina Fabbiano - Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources
Don Figer - Massive Star Formation in the Galactic Center
Andy Fruchter - Long GRBs
Neil Gehrels - Short GRBs
Alexander Heger - Life and Death of Pop III Stars
Kelsey Johnson - Embedded Clusters
Alexander Kashlinsky - Pop III Stars and the Cosmic Infrared Background
Victoria Kaspi - Magnetars
Mark Krumholz - Theories of Massive Star Formation
Rolf Kudritzki - Winds From Massive Stars
Norbert Langer - Evolution of Massive Stars
Avi Loeb - Reionization
Felix Mirabel - Microquasars
Michael Norman - The IMF of Pop III Stars
Sally Oey - Feedback
Nimesh Patel - Observations of Massive Star Formation
Massimo Robberto - Star Formation in Orion
Evan Scannapieco - Pair Instability Supernovae
Jason Tumlinson - Nucleosynthesis in Pop III Stars
Brad Whitmore - Observations of Clusters
Barbara Whitney - Observations of Massive Star Formation

Contributed Talks:
Hsiao-Wen Chen - Piercing Through Massive Star-forming Regions with Gamma-ray Burst Afterglows
Paul Crowther - Metallicity Dependent Winds from Wolf-Rayet Stars
Derek Fox - Studying GRB Environments and Progenitors with Absorption Spectroscopy
Jonathan Gardner - Studying Galaxy Formation with the JWST
Theodore Gull - On the Binarity of Eta Carinae
Thomas Puzia - Population III Signatures in Extragalactic Globular Clusters
Stephen Smartt - The Progenitor Stars of Core-Collapse Supernovae
Nathan Smith - The Role of Giant LBV Eruptions in the Evolution of Vary Massive Stars
Leisa Townsley - An X-ray Tour of Massive Star-forming Regions with Chandra
Nolan Walborn - Optically Observable ZAMS O Stars
Hans Zinnecker - Multiplicity of Massive Stars - Clues and Consequences

Local Organizing Committee Members:
Mario Livio, Chairman
Alessandra Aloisi
Don Figer
Andy Fruchter
Claus Leitherer
Antonella Nota
Barry Rothberg
Massimo Stiavelli
Eva Villaver
Nolan Walborn
Brad Whitmore