Special Session SS3  6 July 2016

Evolved stars at high angular resolution

Aims and scope

This Special Session will bring together the different wavelength regimes of high angular resolution observatories with astronomers from the low- and high-mass evolved star community. This combines observations at optical and infrared wavelengths with the VLT and VLTI with observations in the millimeter/submillimeter with arrays such as ALMA and cm-wave interferometry. We want to review the recent observational results, stimulate a discussion on how to combine the results with theory, and consider their implications for our understanding of late stellar evolution.


  • Stars and stellar atmospheres
  • Circumstellar envelopes and mass loss
  • Proto-planeray nebulae and planetary nebulae

Invited speakers

  • Andrea Chiavassa (Laboratoire Lagrange - Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur)
  • Leen Decin (KU Leuven)
  • Pierre Kervella (CNRS UMI FCA/Observatoire de Paris)
  • Carmen Sànchez Contreras (Center for Astrobiology (INTA/CSIC))
  • Markus Wittkowski (ESO)

Scientific organisers
Matthias Maercker (chair, Chalmers, Sweden), Claudia Paladini (ULB, Belgium), Elvire De Beck (Chalmers, Sweden), Valentin Bujarrabal (OAN-IGN, Spain), Eric Lagadec (OCA, France), Anita Richards (JBCA, UK)


Updated on Thu Apr 28 14:13:06 CEST 2016