Title: Bright Emissaries: Be Stars as Messengers of Star-Disk Physics
Volume: 506 Year: 2015 View Volume 506 on ADS
Editors: Sigut, A.; Jones, C.
Bright Emissaries: Be Stars as Messengers of Star-Disk Physics

The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario Canada 10 -- 13 August 2014

The Bright Emissaries conference focused on all observational and theoretical aspects of Be stars and related objects, with an emphasis on the insight that can be revealed by understanding the physics of the underlying stars, disks and their interactions with the environment.

This volume is of general interest to stellar astrophysicists and contains current research on massive star evolution, circumstellar disks, the Be phenomena, and star-disk interactions. It contains a broad selection of recent results, unsolved puzzles, and topics of interest related to massive stars with an emphasis on Be disk systems.

The conference brought 70 researchers together, including a significant number of students, from six continents to share their current research results. The conference was organized to provide ample time for relevant discussions and collaborations.

Each day there were two invited presentations given by preeminent researchers in the field: Stan Owocki, Jon Bjorkman, Gail Schaefer, Atsuo Okazaki, Thomas Rivinius, Dietrich Baade and Astrid Lamberts. This volume includes papers from 33 contributed talks and 21 poster presentations organized into sections on the central star, circumstellar disks, and the star/disk connection to the environment.
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Book Cover
Front Matter   
Front Matter 1 Sigut, A.; Jones, C.
Conference Photos 2 Sigut, A.; Jones, C.
Session I. Dedicated to the life and scientific career of Mike Marlborough   
Current Status of Our Understanding of Be Disk Physics Invited Review 3 Okazaki, A. T.
The Variable Line Width of Achernar 17 Rivinius, Th.; Townsend, R.H.D.; Baade, D.; Carciofi, A.C.; Leister, N.; ̌Stefl, S.
Modelling Observable Properties of Rapidly Rotating Stars 25 Castañeda, D.; Deupree, R. G.; Aufdenberg, J.
Evolution of Intermediate-Mass Rotating Stellar Populations: Rotational Properties, Nitrogen Surface Abundances, and Their Link to the Be-Phenomenon. 33 Granada, A.; Georgy, C.; Haemmerlé, L.; Ekström, S.; Meynet, G.
Radiation Driven Wind Solutions and Applications 39 Curé, M.
Pulsational Mass Ejection in Be Star Disks 47 Kee, N. D.; Owocki, S.; Townsend, R.; Müller, H.-R.
The Recent Disk Evolution of Achernar 55 Faes, D. M.; Carciofi, A. C.; de Souza, A. D.
Hyper-Spectral Synthesis of Active OB Stars Using GLaDoS 63 Hill, N. R.; Townsend, R. H. D.
Binaries Among Be Stars 71 Miroshnichenko, A. S.
Exploring the Tidal Effects of Close Binaries on Be Star Disks 77 Panoglou, D.; Carciofi, A. C.; Okazaki, A.; Rivinius, T.
Modelling of Be Disks in Binary Systems Using the Hydrodynamic Code PLUTO 85 Cyr, I. H.; Panoglou, D.; Jones, C. E.; Carciofi, A. C.
Session II. Dedicated to the life and scientific career of Stan ┼átefl   
Properties of Be Star Disks at High Spatial Resolution Invited Review 93 Schaefer, G. H.
Physical Properties of the Be Star Disks in h and χ Persei 103 Boyer, A. N.; McSwain, M. V.
Dust Formation around Main Sequence Be Stars with Large Infrared Excess 111 Lee, C.-D.; Liu, S.-Y.; Chen, W.-P.
The Disks of 48 Per and ψ Per 119 Grzenia, B. J.; Jones, C. E.; Tycner, C.; Sigut, T. A. A.
Detailed Modeling of β CMi: A Multi-Technique Test of the Viscous Decretion Disk Scenario 127 Klement, R.; Carciofi, A. C.; ̌Stefl, S.; Faes, D.M.; Rivinius, T.
Non-Isothermal effects on Be Disks 135 Vieira, R. G.; Carciofi, A. C.; Bjorkman, J. E.
2.5D Global Disk Oscillation Models Applied to the Be Shell Star ζ Tauri 143 Escolano, C.; Carciofi, A. C.; Okazaki, A. T.; Rivinius, T.; Baade, D.; ̌Stefl, S.
Hydrodynamical Modeling of Large Circumstellar Disks 149 Kurfürst, P.; Krtǐcka, J.
A Semiautomatic Pipeline for Be Star Light Curves 157 Rímulo, L. R.; Carciofi, A. C.; Rivinius, T.; Okazaki, A.
Be Star Disks from a Polarimetric Perspective 165 Jones, C. E.; Halonen, R. J.; Demers, Z. T.
Session III. Dedicated to the life and scientific career of Olivier Chesneau   
Be Stars as Seen Through Telescopes in Survey Mode Invited Review 175 Baade, D.; Martayan, C.; Rivinius, T.
Be Stars as Seen Through Telescopes in Survey Mode Invited Review 181 Rivinius, Th.; Martayan, C.; Baade, D.
North Galactic Plane Structure with IPHAS Be Stars. 187 Gkouvelis, L.; Fabregat, J.; IPHAS Consortium
Newly Discovered Be Stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud 191 Reid, W. A.
The New Upcoming Be Stars Southern Survey: BeSOS Catalogue 199 Kanaan, S.; Arcos, C.
Magnetic Fields of Be Stars: Preliminary Results from a Hybrid Analysis of the MiMeS Sample 207 Wade, G.A.; Petit, V.; Grunhut, J.H.; Neiner, C.; MiMeS Collaboration
Turning the Tide: Origin of the Hard X-rays from γ Cassiopeae 215 Smith, M. A.; de Oliveira, R. L.; Motch, C.
Discovery of the Earliest-Type Oe Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud 223 Golden-Marx, J. B.; Oey, M.S.; Lamb, J. B.; Graus, A. S.
γ-ray Binaries : A Bridge Between Be Stars and High Energy Astrophysics Invited Review 231 Lamberts, A.
Gamma-ray Observations of a Be-BH Binary 243 Alexander, M. J.; McSwain, M. V.
Emission from the Centrifugal Magnetospheres of Magnetic B-type Stars 251 Shultz, M.; Wade, G.; Rivinius, T.; Townsend, R.; MiMeS Collaboration
X-rays from Centrifugal Magnetospheres 259 Bard, C.; Townsend, R.
Session IV. Posters   
Variable Circumstellar Disks of Classical Be Stars in Clusters 267 Gerhartz, C.; Bjorkman, K. S.; Bjorkman, J. E.; Wisniewski, J. P.
Searching for Be Stars in the Open Cluster NGC 663 271 Lee, C. D.; Yu, P. C.; Lin, C. C.; Chen, W. P.; Ip, W. H.; Ngeow, C. C.; Laher, R.; Surace, J.; Kulkarni, S. R.
Searching For and Monitoring Ae and A Shell Stars at the DAO 275 Bohlender, D.
Dynamical Evolution of the Disk of the Be Star 60 Cygni 279 Šejnová, K.; Votruba, V.; Koubský, P.
A Multi-technique Study of the Circumstellar Disk of α Arae 283 Mota, B. C.; Carciofi, A. C.; Bednarski, D.; Rivinius, T.
Probing the Density Structure of 48 Librae's Circumstellar Disk 287 Silaj, J.; Jones, C.E.; Carciofi, A.C.; Escolano, C.; Tycner, C.
The Inner Gaseous Disk Around the Herbig Be Star BD+65 1637 291 Patel, P.; Sigut, T. A. A.; Landstreet, J. D.
Photometric and Polarimetric Observations of Be/X-Ray and Be/Gamma-Ray Binaries 295 Moritani, Y.; Akitaya, H.; Ebisuda, N.; Itoh, R.; Kanda, Y.; Kawabata, M.; Kawaguchi, K.; Mori, K.; Nakaoka, T.; Ohashi, Y.; Takaki, K.; Ueno, I.; Ui, T.; Urano, T.; Yoshida, M.
A Census of the Class of X-ray Active γ Cas Stars 299 Smith, M. A.; de Oliveira, R. L.; Motch, C.
Discovery of a Centrifugal Magnetosphere around the He-Strong Magnetic B1 Star ALS 3694 305 Shultz, M.; Wade, G.; Rivinius, T.; Sikora, J.; MiMeS Collaboration
OHANA, the AMBER/VLTI Snapshot Survey 309 Rivinius, T.; de Wit, W.; Demers, Z.; Quirrenbach, A.; VLTI Science Operations Team
Modeling the Complete Lightcurve of ω CMa 315 Ghoreyshi, M. R.; Carciofi, A. C.; Bjorkman, J.; Rivinius, T.; Baade, D.; Štefl, S.; Okazaki, A.
Spectroscopic Monitoring of β CMi in the 21-st Century 319 Folsom, L.; Miroshnichenko, A. S.; Danford, S.; Zharikov, S. V.; Sawicki, C. J.
Cluster Membership of Be, Ap and Blue Straggler Stars to Open Clusters 323 Peña, J. H.; Rentería, A.
Back Matter   
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