PI: Rachel Matson, Georgia State University, email@example.com
Address: Physics Department, P. O. Box 4106, Atlanta, GA 30302-4106, USA
CoI: Douglas Gies, Georgia State University
CoI: Noel Richardson, Georgia State University
Title: The Structure of Mass Loss from Massive Stars
Abstract: We propose to make a survey of the mass outflows and nebulae surrounding four massive star targets: the interacting binary systems RY Scuti and (beta) Lyr, the luminous blue variable star P Cygni, and the Wolf-Rayet star WR 136. The structure and kinematics of the outflows in these systems will be measured using integral field spectroscopy of the He I (lambda) 10830 emission line. These Gemini North / NIFS observations will show the importance of binary-related tidal forces, large scale wind shocks, and wind clumping in regions close to the star where their imprint sculpts the geometry and velocity of mass loss.
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