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University of Michigan Department of Astronomy1003 Dennison Building500 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Office Location(s): 1003 Dennison
ScB, Brown University | Advisor: Sally Oey
Evolution of massive stars and Oe/Be stars
Jesse Golden-Marx is working to gain insight into the evolution of massive stars by studying Oe and Be stars – O and B stars surrounded by viscous decretion disks – in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). He is using a complete spectroscopic survey of field OB stars in the SMC to identify Oe/Be stars by their distinct Balmer emission lines. By comparing the population of field Oe/Be stars in the SMC to that of the Milky Way, Golden-Marx is exploring how the SMC’s low metallicity affects its population of such stars. He is also using this sample to identify the earliest Oe stars in existence not only to confirm that early type-O stars can form disks but also to better understand which properties of these stars allow disk formation to occur.
Supernovae, variable stars.
311 West Hall1085 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI