Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


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Nature And Evolution Of Disks Around Hot Stars: Proceedings Of A Meeting

Series Title

ASP Conference Series


We discuss three different observational diagnostics related to disks around hot stars: absorption line determinations of rotational velocities of Be stars; polarization diagnostics of circumstellar disks; and X-ray line diagnostics of one specific magnetized hot star, theta(1) Ori C. Some common themes that emerge from these studies include (a) the benefits of having a specific physical model as a framework for interpreting diagnostic data; (b) the importance of combining several different types of observational diagnostics of the same objects; and (c) that while there is often the need to reinterpret traditional diagnostics in light of new theoretical advances, there are many new and powerful diagnostics that are, or will soon be, available for the study of disks around hot stars.

Published By

Astronomical Society of the Pacific


R. Ignace and K. G. Gayley


Meeting On The Nature And Evolution Of Disks Around Hot Stars

Conference Dates

July 7-9, 2004

Conference Location

Johnson City, TN


This work is freely available courtesy of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
This work is a preprint retrieved from at arXiv:astro-ph/0410317..