Some recent results in massive binary evolution

Speaker and affiliation: 
Ilya Mandel (School of Physics and Astronomy Monash University)
Tue, 2021-10-05 10:30 to 11:30

The evolution of massive stellar binaries plays a key role in the formation of a range of transients: gravitational-wave sources, gamma ray bursts, some supernovae, luminous red novae, etc. Unfortunately, a variety of key steps in the evolutionary process are poorly understood. I will discuss some recent theoretical work on a range of processes, from common envelope physics to wind-driven mass loss, and show the impact of new observational constraints.


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