Galaxies meet GRBs

We want to bring together two different communities that have more in common than they think. Birth, life and death of massive stars are a crucial part of every galaxies’ evolution at some point in its history. The chemical composition of the stellar populations in the galaxy is linked to the properties of the massive star and hence its final fate. Massive stars occur more often in star-bursting galaxies and heavily star-forming regions inside larger galaxies. But how was this star-formation triggered? In return, massive stars provide kinematical and chemical feedback to their surroundings often stretching beyond the galaxy via galactic winds. Shocks can lead to new star-formation or inhibit it, dust is created and destroyed. What is the imprint of massive stars on their environment and how can we detect them? Also, the known final states of massive stars have become more and more diverse in the last few years. Supernovae have diversified in many different classes, GRBs continue to be puzzling and some very odd ones are discovered every now and then. What are the different progenitors leading to different kinds of stellar explosions and why? Can stellar evolution modeling provide us with concrete conditions for different kinds of stellar explosions and observables of their environments? We will discuss about galaxies, star-formation and massive stars to better understand their mutual influence. Contributions from all wavelengths and redshifts are welcome from both observers and modelers.

Here is a list of topics that we plan to cover during the meeting:

  • GRBs, SNe, WR stars and their hosts
  • Diversity of GRBs and SNe
  • Life and death of massive stars
  • Influence of stellar explosions on their environment
  • Galaxy evolution and starburst galaxies
  • High-redshift star-forming galaxies
  • Star-formation triggers
  • Stellar populations and their evolution
  • Evolution of star-formation and chemical abundances over the history of the Universe
  • IFS and other resolved techniques
  • Multi-wavelength observations of star-forming galaxies
  • Stellar evolution modeling and end-states of massive stars