This workshop is the first conference in a long time that is
specifically dedicated to Wolf-Rayet stars. Considerable progress has
been made meanwhile in modeling and analyzing their spectra,
understanding their evolutionary context, and quantifying their
feedback. Nevertheless, major questions remain heavily debated. This
workshop shall bring together the experts in the field to discuss
its recent progress, open issues, and future perspectives. The meeting
should also motivate young scientists for joining the research on
Wolf-Rayet stars with their broad astrophysical context.
The scientific program will consist of few review talks, many
contributed talks, and discussions. A small number posters may be
displayed, too. The following subjects may be covered:
- Wolf-Rayet phenomena
Classical WR stars; Galactic inventory (including binary fraction);
surveys (Galactic and extragalactic); WR-type central stars of
- WR observations
Multiwavelength observations: X-rays, UV, optical, IR, radio;
- Stellar wind modeling
Model atmospheres; stellar and wind parameters; clumping;
the 'true' mass-loss rates; hydrodynamical models; X-ray formation
- Structure and evolution of WR stars
Envelope inflation; evolutionary status of WN, WC, WO - initial
masses, direct progenitors, final fate; WR population in galaxies;
evolutionary status of [WC] and [WN] type central stars; their
connections with other H-deficient stars
- WR binaries
Binary analyses; colliding winds; binary evolution, and its impact
on massive-star populations
- Significance of WR stars
Feedback; circumstellar nebulae; cluster evolution; WR stars as
progenitors of SNe and GRBs; very massive stars; starburst and WR
Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC)
W.-R. Hamann (Chair)
Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
W.-R. Hamann (Chair)
The meeting will be held in the
. This hotel is located
in the outskirts of Potsdam, at a lakeside but only a few tram stations
from the city center. Potsdam neighbors the german capital Berlin, and
is easily reached from the international airports Berlin-Tegel (TXL)
and Berlin-Schönefeld (SFX).
The hotel offers a package, comprising
- six nights (arrival Sunday 31 May, departure Saturday 6 June) for
88 Euro (single room ) or 62 Euro (shared double room)
per night including breakfast
totally: 528 Euro (372 Euro in shared room)
- obligatory conference package (139.50 Euro per participants
for the full duration of the workshop.
Thus the total package is 667.50 Euro (511.50 Euro when sharing a
double room). Accompanying persons may book the accomodation without
the participant package. Booking must be made directly to the hotel.
Participants will receive detailed information and the special link
after their Final Registration.
|Jun - Dec ||2014|| Pre-registration|
|Dec - Jan ||2015|| Early registration opens|
|January 31st ||2015||Early Registration deadline|
|February 20th ||2015||Late Registration deadline|
|May ||2015||Final Announcement|
|June 1st - 5th||2015||Workshop|
Please register online
The number of participants is limited to 100 for technical reasons.
Note that only pre-registered participants get access to the Final
Registration page. The pre-registration is closed now. However, a few
places might become available through cancellations, please contact us
directly in case of interest.
The registration fee amounts to 230 Euro for early registration
(+50 Euro after the early registration deadline).
After their Final Registration,
participants will receive an email with the payment instructions.
Conference proceedings will be published mainly electronically.
Official publisher is the Universitätsverlag Potsdam.
Only a limited number of paper copies will be printed (paperback,
simple binding). Editors will be W.-R. Hamann, A. Sander, and H.
Last update: 01 Feb 2015, 15:05:56