PI: Rachel Matson, Georgia State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Physics Department, P.O. Box 4106, Atlanta, Georgia 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 complete a survey of the mass outflows of luminous and massive stars, including interacting binary systems, luminous blue variables, OB supergiants, and Wolf-Rayet stars. The properties 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 document the incidence of emission among a diverse group of stars, the origin of the emission in disks, winds, or nebular surroundings, and determine candidate systems for follow-up high angular resolution, adaptive optics observations. The work will show how the interstellar medium is enriched by mass loss processes associated with a number of key stages in the lives of massive stars.
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