Mass-loss and Galaxy Evolution

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This specialist meeting concerns the subject of mass-loss from massive stars and the consequences of this phenomenon for galactic chemical evolution. A current major topic in the study of massive stars is the quest for their complete mass-loss history, accounting for wind inhomogeneity. These objects can have dramatic effects on chemical yields through winds and supernovae. We will address the effects of the stellar feedback cycle across a range of object types, cosmic epochs and metallicities, examining also the nature of the evolutionary end-points of stars that have undergone outflows.

Dave Stock and Matt Austin (UCL)