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The Impact of Massive Binaries Throughout the Universe
Description and Aim
Massive stars play a major role throughout the Universe. A large majority will interact with a binary companion before their final explosion. Such interaction can have drastic consequences for individual systems. Yet, our understanding of the implications for entire stellar populations, nearby and at high redshift, remains in its infancy.
bring together theorists and observers from different areas of astrophysics to
address the question how binarity affects the role of
massive stars as “cosmic engines” (their radiative, mechanical and chemical
feedback) and as “cosmic probes” (the observational diagnostics).