IAU Focus Meeting 7: Stellar Physics in Galaxies throughout the Universe

Claus Leitherer*, Stéphane Charlot, Claudia Maraston

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A 3-day Focus Meeting entitled Stellar Physics in Galaxies throughout the Universe was held during the IAU XXIX General Assembly. The meeting brought together astrophysicists from the stellar physics, extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology communities to discuss how current and future results can foster progress in these disjoint science areas. Areas covered include stellar evolution of single and binary stars from the zero-age main-sequence to the terminal stage, the feedback of stars to the interstellar medium via radiation, dust production and chemical enrichment, and the properties of the most massive stars and of cosmologically significant stellar phases such as AGB and Wolf-Rayet stars. The limitations of our understanding of the physics of local stars and their effects on, e.g., ages, chemical composition and the initial mass function of galaxies at low to high redshift were evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Volume 11, General Assembly A29B: Astronomy in Focus
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2016
EventXXIXB, Focus Meeting 7, XXIXth IAU General Assembly - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 3 Aug 201514 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)1743-9213


ConferenceXXIXB, Focus Meeting 7, XXIXth IAU General Assembly
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • cosmology: miscellaneous
  • galaxies: general
  • ISM: general
  • stars: general


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