AST Colloquium: The mass loss of red supergiants

Event Image
ast colloquium emma beasor

Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Colloquium
The mass loss of red supergiants

Dr. Emma Beasor
NASA Hubble Fellow

Register Here for Zoom Link


The mass loss rates of red supergiants (RSGs) govern their evolution towards supernova and dictate the appearance of the resulting explosion. There have been many recent claims in the literature that stars with masses sun must experience an extended period of enhanced mass loss before SN in which the envelope is entirely lost. Here, Dr. Beasor will discuss Their current understanding of RSG mass loss, including both theoretical and empirical efforts, and the impact it may have on stellar evolution.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Emma Beasor received her PhD from Liverpool John Moores University in 2019, under the supervision of Dr. Ben Davies. Currently, she is a NASA Hubble Fellow based at NSF's NOIRLab in Tucson, Arizona. Her research focuses on the evolution of cool supergiant stars, with the aim of constraining the progenitor-supernova connection.

Intended Audience:
All are welcome. Those with interest in the topic.

To request an interpreter, please visit

Cheryl Merrell
Event Snapshot
When and Where
September 27, 2021
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Room/Location: See Zoom Registration Link

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested?