Title: Why Galaxies Care about AGB Stars III: A Closer Look in Space and Time
Volume: 497 Year: 2015 View this Volume on ADS
Editors: Kerschbaum, F.; Wing, R. F.; Hron, J.

University Campus, Vienna, Austria
July 28 - August 1, 2014

These proceedings demonstrate the relevance of Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars and stellar astrophysics as a whole for our understanding of galactic structure and evolution. The meeting, a follow-up to earlier ones in 2006 and 2010, brought together astronomers studying AGB stars, galactic evolution, stellar populations and instrumentation.

What do we know about the complex physics of the atmospheres of AGB stars? What about their environments? How does being part of a binary system or the interaction with the interstellar medium influence their mass loss properties? How does the AGB mass loss process affect the hosting stellar systems, both on galactic and extragalactic scales? Finally, what new possibilities do recently-developed and future instruments and capabilities offer? These were the main questions we discussed during this conference.

This book is suitable for researchers and graduate students interested in stellar and extragalactic astrophysics, the physical processes related to nucleosynthesis, radiative hydrodynamics, stellar pulsation, mass loss, and the chemical evolution of stellar systems. Those looking for recent developments in relevant astronomical instrumentation will also find valuable information herein.
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Front Matter   
Front Matter Kerschbaum, F.; Wing, R. F.; Hron, J.
Conference Photos Kerschbaum, F.; Wing, R. F.; Hron, J.
Introductory Talk   
Why Galaxies Care about AGB Stars: Setting the Stage 1 Renzini, A.
Session I. Complex Atmospheres: Talks   
3D Hydrodynamical Simulations of Evolved Stars and Observations of Stellar Surfaces 11 Chiavassa, A.; Freytag, B.
Studying the Generation of Shock Waves in AGB Stars with 3-Dimensional Radiation–Hydrodynamics Simulations 23 Freytag, B.
Mass Loss and Variability in Evolved Stars 31 Marengo, M.
Time Variability of Molecular Line Emission in IRC +10216 43 Teyssier, D.; Cernicharo, J.; Quintana-Lacaci, G.; Agúndez, M.; Barlow, M. J.; Daniel, F.; De Beck, E.; Decin, L.; Garcia Lario, P.; Groenewegen, M.A.T.; Neufeld, D. A.; Pearson, J. C.
Period – Mass-loss Rate Relation of Miras with and without Tc 49 Uttenthaler, S.
Imaging the Complex Atmospheres of Cool Evolved Stars 57 Ohnaka, K.
Evolved Stars with Complex Atmospheres – the High Spectral Resolution, mid-IR View 67 Ryde, N.; Lambert, J.; Richter, M. J.; Josselin, E.; Harper, G. M.; Eriksson, K.; Boogert, A.; DeWitt, C.; Encrenaz, T.; Greathouse, T.; Jaffe, D.; Kulas, K.; McKelvey, M.; Najita, J.; Vacca, W.
SMA Spectral Line Imaging Survey at 279 – 355 GHz of the Oxygen-rich AGB Star IK Tau 73 De Beck, E.; Kamiński, T.; Menten, K. M.; Patel, N. A.; Young, K. H.; Gottlieb, C. A.
H2O Formation in C-rich AGB Winds 79 Lombaert, R.; Decin, L.; Royer, P.; de Koter, A.; Cox, N. L. J.; De Ridder, J.; Khouri, T.; Agúndez, M.; Blommaert, J. A. D. L.; Cernicharo, J.; González-Alfonso, E.; Groenewegen, M. A. T.; Kerschbaum, F.; Neufeld, D.; Vandenbussche, B.; Waelkens, C.
H2O Isotopologues in Extreme OH/IR Stars 85 Justtanont, K.; Barlow, M. J.; Blommaert, J. A. D. L.; Decin, L.; Kerschbaum, F.; Matsuura, M.; Olofsson, H.; Swinyard, B.; Teyssier, D.; Waters, L. B. F. M.; Yates, J.
VLTI/AMBER Studies of the Atmospheric Structure and Fundamental Parameters of Red Giant and Supergiant Stars 91 Arroyo-Torres, B.; Wittkowski, M.; Marcaide, J. M.; Abellan, F. J.; Chiavassa, A.; Fabregat, J.; Freytag, B.; Guirado, J. C.; Hauschildt, P. H.; Marti-Vidal, I.; Quirrenbach, A.; Scholz, M.; Wood, P. R.
VLTI/MIDI Large Program: AGB Stars at Different Spatial Scales 97 Paladini, C.; Klotz, D.; Wittkowski, M.; Hron, J.; Richichi, A.; Lagadec, E.; Verhoelst, T.; Rau, G.; Sacuto, S.; Jorissen, A.; Groenewegen, M. A. T.; Olofsson, H.; Kerschbaum, F.
Interferometric Imaging Diagnostics of X Hya's Circumstellar Environment 103 Haubois, X.; Wittkowski, M.; Perrin, G.; Kervella, P.; Ridgway, S. T.; Thiébaut, E.
Session I. Complex Atmospheres: Posters   
Brightness Asymmetries of Cool Giants and Supergiants Measured with VLTI-AMBER 109 Cruzalèbes, P.; Jorissen, A.; Rabbia, Y.; Chiavassa, A.; Paladini, C.; Sacuto, S.; Siopis, C.; Sadowski, G.; Spang, A.; Chesneau, O.
A New Library of Synthetic Spectra and Photometry for Evolved C Stars 111 Eriksson, K.; Nowotny, W.; Höfner, S.; Aringer, B.
Carbon Stars from the X-shooter Spectral Library 113 Gonneau, A.; Lançon, A.; Trager, S.; Aringer, B.; Nowotny, W.; Chen, Y.-P.; Peletier, R.
Kepler and the Long Period Variables 115 Hartig, E.; Cash, J.; Hinkle, K.; Lebzelter, T.; Mighell, K. J.; Walter, D. K.
The Dynamic Atmospheres of Mira Stars: Comparing the CODEX Models to PTI Time Series Observations of TU Andromedae 117 Hillen, M.; Verhoelst, T.; Degroote, P.; Acke, B.; Van Winckel, H.
The Multi-Scale Environment of RS Cnc from CO and H I Observations 119 Hoai, D. T.; Matthews, L. D.; Winters, J. M.; Nhung, P. T.; Gérard, E.; Libert, Y.; Le Bertre, T.
The Close Environment of the C-star TX Psc as Seen with CRIRES Spectro-Astrometry 121 Hron, J.; Lebzelter, T.; Paladini, C.; Uttenthaler, S.; Aringer, B.; Wiedemann, G.
Tracing the Clumpy Shells of IRC+10216 with the VLA 123 Keller, D.; Menten, K. M.; Kamiński, T.; Claussen, M. J.
Winds of AGB Stars – The Role of Stellar Pulsation 127 Liljegren, S.; Höfner, S.; Eriksson, K.
Atomic Hydrogen in the Circumstellar Envelope of IRC+10216 129 Matthews, L. D.; Gérard, E.; Le Bertre, T.
Imaging Radio Photospheres with the Jansky Very Large Array 131 Matthews, L. D.; Reid, M. J.; Menten, K. M.
On the Central Symmetry of the Circumstellar Envelope of RS Cnc 133 Nhung, P. T.; Hoai, D. T.; Winters, J. M.; Darriulat, P.; Gérard, E.; Le Bertre, T.
Cool Giant Atlases in the CRIRES-POP Library 135 Nicholls, C.; Lebzelter, T.; CRIRES-POP Team
Into the Modelling of RU Vir 137 Rau, G.; Hron, J.; Paladini, C.; Eriksson, K.; Aringer, B.; Groenewegen, M. A. T.; Mečina, M.
U Microscopii at Minimum: A New Member of the M10 Class 139 Wing, R. F.
Probing NH3 Formation in Oxygen-rich Circumstellar Envelopes 141 Wong, K.; Menten, K. M.; Kamiński, T.; Wyrowski, F.
Session II. Living Together: Talks   
Observations of Binaries in AGB and Post-AGB Stars, and Planetary Nebulae 145 Lagadec, E.; Chesneau, O.
PAH Formation in O-rich Evolved Stars 155 Guzman-Ramirez, L.; Lagadec, E.; Jones, D.; Zijlstra, A. A.; Gesicki, K.
Duplicity: Its Part in the AGB's Downfall 161 Izzard, R. G.; Keller, D.
Binarity among C-enriched and Related Stars 169 Van Eck, S.; Merle, T.; Jorissen, A.; Van Winckel, H.; Gorlova, N.; Vos, J.; Exter, K.; Oestensen, R.; Van de Steene, G.
A Tale of Two Stars: Interferometric Studies of Post-AGB Binaries 175 Hillen, M.; Menu, J.; de Vries, B. L.; Van Winckel, H.; Min, M.; Mulders, G. D.; Gielen, C.; Wevers, T.; Regibo, S.; Verhoelst, T.
Winds of Binary AGB Stars as Observed by Herschel 181 Mayer, A.; Jorissen, A.; Kerschbaum, F.; Ottensamer, R.; Mečina, M.; Paladini, C.; Cox, N. L. J.; Nowotny, W.; Aringer, B.; Pourbaix, D.; Mohamed, S.; Siopis, C.; Groenewegen, M. A. T.
Shaping the Outflows of Binary AGB Stars 187 Ramstedt, S.; Vlemmings, W. H. T.; Mohamed, S.
External Shaping of Circumstellar Envelopes of Evolved Stars 193 Cox, N. L. J.
Asymmetries in AGB Stars: New Results from Aperture Masking Techniques 203 Lykou, F.; Hron, J.; Paladini, C.; Zijlstra, A. A.; Tuthill, P. G.; Norris, B.; Lagadec, E.
VLT/NACO Imaging of the Nearest AGB Star, L2 Puppis 209 Montargès, M.; Kervella, P.; Ridgway, S. T.; Perrin, G.; Chesneau, O.
Session II. Living Together: Posters   
A Spiral Goes Viral: Observations and Modeling of the Circumstellar Envelope around R Sculptoris 215 Brunner, M.; Maercker, M.; Vlemmings, W.H.T.; Mečina, M.; Kerschbaum, F.; Mayer, A.; Humphreys, E.
Detailed Modelling of the Circumstellar Envelope of the S-type AGB Star W Aquilae 219 Danilovich, T.; Bergman, P.; Justtanont, K.; Lombaert, R.; Maercker, M.; Olofsson, H.; Ramstedt, S.; Royer, P.
Formation of the Long-Period Eccentric Binary IP Eri 221 Davis, P. J.; Siess, L.; Jorissen, A.
The WISE View of RV Tauri Stars 223 Gezer, I.; Van Winckel, H.; Bozkurt, Z.
Hydrodynamics of Mass Transfer in Binary Star Systems 225 Toupin, S.; Braun, K.; Siess, L.; Jorissen, A.; Price, D.
Session III. What is Left: Talks   
Calibrating the Role of TP-AGB Stars in the Cosmic Matter Cycle 229 Marigo, P.
Post-AGB Stars in the Magellanic Clouds as Tracers of the s-Process Nucleosynthesis 241 De Smedt, K.; Van Winckel, H.; Kamath, D.; Karakas, A. I.; Siess, L.; Goriely, S.; Wood, P. R.
Nucleosynthesis in Super-AGB Stars 247 Doherty, C. L.; Gil-Pons, P.; Lugaro, M.; Lau, H. H. B.; Lattanzio, J. C.; Siess, L.; Campbell, S. W.; Petermann, I.
Thermohaline Mixing and Isotopic Ratios in AGB Stars 253 Stancliffe, R. J.
Models of AGB Stars and their Nucleosynthesis 259 Straniero, O.; Cristallo, S.; Piersanti, L.
The Role of AGB Stars in the Cosmic Fluorine Production 269 Jönsson, H.; Ryde, N.; Harper, G. M.; Richter, M. J.; Hinkle, K. H.
Can the Main Component of the s-Process in AGB Stars Constrain the 13C-Pocket Formation? 275 Trippella, O.; Busso, M.; Maiorca, E.; Käppeler, F.; Palmerini, S.
The Challenges of Abundance Analysis for Long–Period Variables 283 Lebzelter, T.; Nowotny, W.; Hinkle, K. H.; Höfner, S.; Aringer, B.; Heiter, U.
Nucleosynthesis in AGB Stars Traced by Oxygen Isotopic Ratios 289 De Nutte, R.; Decin, L.; Olofsson, H.; de Koter, A.; Lombaert, R.; Milam, S.; Ramstedt, S.
The Circumstellar 12CO/13CO Ratio in AGB Stars of Different Chemical Type 295 Olofsson, H.; Ramstedt, S.
Session III. What is Left: Posters   
FRUITY Upgrades on AGB Evolution and Nucleosynthesis 301 Cristallo, S.; Straniero, O.; Piersanti, L.
The Brightening of Sakurai's Object 303 Hinkle, K. H.; Joyce, R. R.
Fluorine Abundances of AGB Stars in Stellar Clusters 305 Hren, A.; Lebzelter, T.; Aringer, B.; Hinkle, K. H.; Nowotny, W.
Understanding AGB Nucleosynthesis from Chemical Composition Studies of CH Stars 307 Karinkuzhi, D.; Goswami, A.
Spectroscopy of the Extremely Metal-Poor Red Giant HE 0056-3022 309 Klavins, A.; Barzdis, A.; Smirnova, O.
IRAS 18455+0448: An OH Fountain Source 311 Lewis, B. M.
Li-rich AGB/RGB Stars: Abundance Correlations with Stellar Properties 313 Maciel, W. J.; Costa, R. D. D.
Chemical Abundances in Post-AGB Stars 315 Şehitouglu, G.; Bozkurt, Z.
The 89.087 GHz HCN Maser in IRAS 15082-4808 317 Smith, C. L.; Zijlstra, A. A.; Fuller, G. A.
Session IV. Old and New Dust: Talks   
Dust Formation in the Inner Wind of the Oxygen-rich AGB Star IK Tau 321 Gobrecht, D.; Cherchneff, I.; Sarangi, A.
Interferometric Constraints on Molecule and Dust Formation in Oxygen-rich Mira stars 327 Wittkowski, M.; Karovicova, I.; Scholz, M.; Ohnaka, K.; Boboltz, D. A.
Wind Acceleration in AGB Stars: Solid Ground and Loose Ends 333 Höfner, S.
Exploring Mass-Loss in M-type AGB Stars 345 Bladh, S.; Höfner, S.; Aringer, B.; Eriksson, K.
How Do Massive Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars Lose All Their Mass? 351 de Vries, B. L.; Blommaert, J. A. D. L.; Waters, L. B. F. M.; Waelkens, C.; Min, M.; Lombaert, R.; Van Winckel, H.
Dust Production from Sub-Solar to Super-Solar Metallicity in Thermally Pulsing Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars 357 Nanni, A.; Bressan, A.; Marigo, P.; Girardi, L.; Javadi, A.; van Loon, J. Th.
EvolutioN of Grains in the MAgellanic Clouds (ENiGMA) 363 Tchernyshyov, K.; Meixner, M.; Dwek, E.; Temim, T.; Boyer, M.
Dust in the Early Universe and the Contribution of AGB Stars 369 Schneider, R.; Valiante, R.; Ventura, P.; dell'Agli, F.; di Criscienzo, M.
Metallicity Dependence of Oxygen-rich Dust around Evolved Stars 379 Jones, O. C.; Kemper, F.; Srinivasan, S.; McDonald, I.
How Important Are Metal-Poor AGB Stars As Cosmic Dust Producers? 385 Mattsson, L.; Aringer, B.; Andersen, A. C.
Session IV. Old and New Dust: Posters   
Runaway Growth of Fractal Dust Grains 393 Mattsson, L.; Munkhammar, J. D.
Dust in Stellar Winds: A Micro- and Macroscopic View 395 Mečina, M.; Groenewegen, M. A. T.; Kerschbaum, F.; Aringer, B.; Nowotny, W.; Ottensamer, R.; Mayer, A.; Luntzer, A.
Modelling the AGB Dust Evolution 397 Nowotny, W.; Gail, H.-P.; Posch, Th.; Aringer, B.
How to Build Pentagons and Heptagons from Hexagons around AGB Stars 399 Öttl, S.; Huber, S. E.; Niederwanger, F.; Kimeswenger, S.
Hubble Space Telescope Observations of New Rings in AGB Stars, PPN and PN 401 Ramos-Larios, G.; Santamaría, E.; Guerrero, M. A.; Sabin, L.; Marquez-Lugo, R. A.
Testing the Dust Shell Model for Long Secondary Period AGB Stars 403 Takayama, M.; Wood, P. R.; Ita, Y.
Dust Mass-Loss Rates of AGB Stars in the Solar Neighborhood 405 Trejo, A.; Kemper, F.; Srinivasan, S.; Zhao-Geisler, R.
IR Optical Constants of Olivine and Enstatite from 10 K to 928 K 407 Zeidler, S.; Mutschke, H.; Posch, Th.
Mg-Al Oxides and the Remarkable Temperature Dependence of their 13 μm and 32 μm Emission Bands 409 Zeidler, S.; Mutschke, H.; Posch, Th.
Session V. Resolved and Unresolved Populations: Talks   
TP-AGB Stars in M31: Results from PHAT 413 Girardi, L.; Beerman, L. C.; Boyer, M. L.; Dalcanton, J. J.; Dolphin, A.; Fouesnaeu, M.; Hamren, K.; Johnson, L. C.; Lang, D.; Lewis, A.; Marigo, P.; Rosenfield, P.; Senchyna, P.; Seth, A. C.; Veyette, M.; Weisz, D. R.; Williams, B. F.
Constraining Mass Loss and Lifetimes of Low Mass, Low Metallicity AGB Stars 423 Rosenfield, P.; Marigo, P.; Girardi, L.; Dalcanton, J. J.; Bressan, A.; Gullieuszik, M.; Weisz, D. R.; Williams, B. F.; Dolphin, A.; Aringer, B.
Photometric Properties of Carbon Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud 429 Sloan, G. C.; Lagadec, E.; Kraemer, K. E.; Boyer, M. L.; Srinivasan, S.; McDonald, I.; Zijlstra, A. A.
Optically Visible Post-AGB and Post-RGB Stars in the Magellanic Clouds 435 Kamath, D.; Wood, P. R.; Van Winckel, H.
Presenting Optical Spectra of AGB Stars in M31 441 Hamren, K.; Guhathakurta, P.; Toloba, E.; Dorman, C. E.; Seth, A. C.; SPLASH Collaboration; PHAT Collaboration
AGB Stars in Local Group Dwarf Spheroidals 447 Menzies, J. W.
DUST in Nearby Galaxies with Spitzer (DUSTiNGS): An Infrared Census of Extreme AGB Stars in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies 453 Boyer, M. L.; McQuinn, K. B. W.; Barmby, P.; Bonanos, A. Z.; Gehrz, R. D.; Gordon, K. D.; Groenewegen, M. A. T.; Lagadec, E.; Lennon, D.; Marengo, M.; Meixner, M.; Skillman, E.; Sloan, G. C.; Sonneborn, G.; van Loon, J. Th.; Zijlstra, A. A.
Models Constraints from Observations of Active Galaxies 459 Riffel, R.; Pastoriza, M. G.; Rodríguez-Ardila, A.; Dametto, N. Z.; Ruschel-Dutra, D.; Riffel, R. A.; Storchi-Bergmann, T.; Martins, L. P.; Mason, R.; Ho, L. C.; Palomar XD team
Tracing the Tidal Streams of the Sagittarius dSph with Long-Period Variable Carbon Stars 467 Huxor, A. P.; Grebel, E. K.
Phase-lag Distances of OH Masing AGB Stars 473 Engels, D.; Etoka, S.; Gérard, E.; Richards, A.
Session V. Resolved and Unresolved Populations: Posters   
Where is the Metallicity Ceiling to Form Carbon Stars? – A Scarcity of Carbon Stars in the Inner Disk of M31 479 Boyer, M. L.; Girardi, L.; Marigo, P.; Williams, B. F.; Aringer, B.; Nowotny, W.; Rosenfield, P.; Dorman, C. E.; Guhathakurta, P.; Dalcanton, J. J.; Melbourne, J. L.; Olsen, K. A. G.; Weisz, D. R.
Stellar Properties of Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars in the Dwarf Irregular Galaxy IC 1613 481 Chun, S.-H.; Jung, M. Y.; Kang, M.; Jung, D.; Sohn, Y.-J.
Understanding the Extreme AGB Stars in the LMC 483 Dell'Agli, F.; Ventura, P.; García-Hernández, D. A.; Schneider, R.; Rossi, C.
PIONIERing Diameter Measurements of Globular Cluster Giants 485 Hron, J.; Bouquin, J. L.; Lebzelter, T.; Paladini, C.; Soszynski, I.; Berger, J.-P.; Boffin, H. M. J.; Wittkowski, M.
The First AGB Stars of the Galaxy 487 Masseron, T.
Dust Production by Metal-Poor AGB Stars: the Peculiar Environments of Globular Clusters 489 McDonald, I.
Spectroscopic Surface Brightness Fluctuations: Amplifying Bright Stars in Unresolved Stellar Populations 491 Mitzkus, M.; Dreizler, S.; Roth, M. M.
Radiative Transfer Modelling of Dust in the M22 PN IRAS 18333–2357 493 Muthumariappan, C.; Parthasarathy, M.; Ita, Y.
Examining the Infrared Variable Star Population Discovered in the Small Magellanic Cloud Using the SAGE-SMC Survey 495 Polsdofer, E.; 1; 2; Seale, J.; Sewilo, M.; Vijh, U. P.; Meixner, M.; Marengo, M.; Terrazas, M.
Detecting Long Period Variables in M 33 Using UKIRT-WFCAM Images 497 Saberi, M.; Javadi, A.; van Loon, J. Th.; Khosroshahi, H.
Bulge Asymmetries and Dynamic Evolution (BAaDE) 499 Sjouwerman, L. O.; Pihlström, Y. M.; Claussen, M. J.; BAaDE Collaboration
Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal and M54 in the 1612 MHz OH Line 501 Sjouwerman, L. O.; Claussen, M. J.
Do Globular Clusters Care about AGB Stars? Metallicity Distribution of AGB and RGB Stars in NGC 2808 503 Wang, Y.; Primas, F.; Charbonnel, C.
Understanding the Sequences of Luminous Pulsating Red Giants 505 Wood, P. R.
The Harsh Life of Massive AGB Stars in Star Clusters 507 Zhukovska, S.; Petrov, M.
Session VI. Perspectives: Talks   
Mid- and Far-Infrared Space Prospects for Research on Evolved Late-Type Stars 511 Blommaert, J. A. D. L.
Exploring the Onset of the Contribution of the First AGB Stars to the Galactic Chemical Enrichment using Isotopic Ratios 523 Goswami, A.
E-ELT METIS and MATISSE: Prospects for AGB Stars 529 Hron, J.; Blommaert, J.; Decin, L.; Lebzelter, T.; Paladini, C.; Van Winckel, H.; METIS and MATISSE Teams
The ALMA View of Evolved Stars 535 Maercker, M.
Analytical Models of Spirals in Stellar Winds to Interpret ALMA Data 545 Homan, W.; Decin, L.; de Koter, A.; Van Marle, A.; Lombaert, R.; Vlemmings, W. H. T.
The Wind Acceleration Region of Betelgeuse: Resolved at Centimeter Wavelengths 553 O'Gorman, E.; Harper, G. M.; Brown, A.
Session VI. Perspectives: Posters   
Herschel/PACS Image Data Processing 559 Mečina, M.; Mayer, A.; Ottensamer, R.; Luntzer, A.; Kerschbaum, F.
Back Matter   
Author Index 561 Kerschbaum, F.; Wing, R. F.; Hron, J.
Back Matter 565