The MiMeS project: overview and current status

Type Conference Paper
Names Gregg A. Wade, Evelyne Alecian, David A. Bohlender, Jean-Claude Bouret, David H. Cohen, Vincent Duez, Marc Gagné, Jason H. Grunhut, Huib F. Henrichs, Nick R. Hill, Oleg Kochukhov, Stéphane Mathis, Coralie Neiner, Mary E. Oksala, Stan Owocki, Véroniqu
Conference Name IAU Symposium
Volume 272
Pages 118-123
Date July 1, 2011
Short Title The MiMeS project
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract The Magnetism in Massive Stars (MiMeS) Project is a consensus collaboration among many of the foremost international researchers of the physics of hot, massive stars, with the basic aim of understanding the origin, evolution and impact of magnetic fields in these objects. At the time of writing, MiMeS Large Programs have acquired over 950 high-resolution polarised spectra of about 150 individual stars with spectral types from B5-O4, discovering new magnetic fields in a dozen hot, massive stars. The quality of this spectral and magnetic matériel is very high, and the Collaboration is keen to connect with colleagues capable of exploiting the data in new or unforeseen ways. In this paper we review the structure of the MiMeS observing programs and report the status of observations, data modeling and development of related theory.
Tags STARS: FORMATION, Stars: Evolution, Techniques: Polarimetric, outflows, stars: early-type, stars: magnetic fields, stars: winds
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