Windmill

Stellar winds are ubiquitous among stars, but become increasingly important for high-mass stars.

 

Along with binary interactions,  they are a prominent mechanism for producing Wolf-Rayet stars.

 

What's more important: binary interactions or stellar winds?

I use multiwavelength data (UV-VIS-IR) and sophisticated model atmospheres to determine the structure and impact of stellar winds to answer this and other related questions.

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Notable relevant publications:

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The Wolf-Rayet binary WR 140, as observed by the James Webb Space Telescope

(JWST/MIRI/Judy Schmidt)