Jun 11 – 15, 2018
Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Dust production in low- and intermediate-mass stars

Jun 11, 2018, 2:00 PM
Main Auditorium (Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen)

Main Auditorium

Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen

Øster Voldgade 5 - 7, 1350 København K, Denmark
Review Talk The creation and evolution of dust Dust production in low mass stars


Prof. Susanne Höfner (Uppsala University)


Stars in their late stages of evolution are generally considered to be major sources of interstellar dust. However, there is a long standing debate over the relative contributions by massive stars (both before and after they explode as supernovae), compared to low- and intermediate-mass stars, which expel a significant fraction of their total mass in stellar winds during the cool giant phase. In this talk I will focus on the latter process, discussing state-of-the-art models of dust-driven winds and, in particular, results regarding dust production.

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