Pulsation and Mass Loss Across the HR Diagram: From OB stars to Cepheids to Red Supergiants
Both pulsation and mass loss are commonly observed in stars and are important ingredients for understanding stellar evolution and structure, especially for massive stars. There is a growing body of evidence that pulsation can also drive and enhance mass loss in massive stars and that pulsation-driven mass loss is important for stellar evolution. In this review, I will discuss recent advances in understanding pulsation driven mass loss in massive main sequence stars, classical Cepheids and red supergiants and present some challenges remaining.
Author: Hilding R. Neilson
Last Updated: September 18, 2013 - 8:29am