Abel Schootemeijer

/Abel Schootemeijer

Abel Schootemeijer

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Speaker: Abel Schootemeijer

Title: Mixing processes in massive stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud

The evolution of massive stars, which are the progenitors of exciting phenomena such as (superluminous) supernovae and gravitational waves, critically depends on the efficiency of a number of internal mixing processes. Although some of these mixing processes are well-known and also observed on Earth (e.g., convection and semiconvection), it is not understood how efficient convective overshooting and semiconvection operate in massive stars. We attempt to put constrains on these internal mixing processes by studying massive stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud.