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Physics Colloquium - Friday, February
Center; Refreshments at 2:30 P.M. in
Transformations in Massive Binary Stars
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Georgia State University
Most of the massive stars are born with a nearby stellar
companion, and in many cases the twins will interact
and share mass and angular momentum over their lifetimes.
In this presentation, I will review how these processes
are observed in massive binary stars from youth to old
age. I will highlight how high angular resolution
observations with the GSU CHARA Array interferometer
are revealing the consequences of mass transfer and loss
mechanisms in binaries.