In this workshop, we intend to bring together observers and theorists from the low mass and high mass stellar communities.
- understanding the evolved star mass loss process and the injection of energy and matter (enriched in molecules and dust) into the ISM
- comparing Asymptotic Giant Branch and Red Supergiant stars – why are they observationally similar in many ways yet apparently have very different interior stellar structures and their mass loss evolves differently
- determining the roles of magnetic fields, binarity, jets and collimated mass loss, metallicity, initial mass etc. upon stellar evolution and end products – how can almost spherically symmetric stars produce broadly bipolar morphologies over such a large mass loss range?