Summary of the conference "the physics of evolved stars"

O. De Marco*

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Olivier Chesneau was an astronomer of many talents. His expertise was on optical and infrared interferometry. Olivier's tool of choice, the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI), allowed him to see solutions to open questions in stellar astrophysics. These visions led to collaborations with experts in each of the fields where VLTI observations could be useful. As a result Olivier was a man in the middle of a phenomenal network of astronomers, collaborators and friends. I am fortunate to have been one of them. In this contribution I summarise the conference "Physics of Evolved Stars", held in Nice in June 2015 in memory of Olivier. The conference neatly showcased the science that Olivier had been involved with during his life and laid out the advancements that were made thanks in great part to him and to the collaborations he started. Without doubt his bubbly, happy personality, child-like in a way, made him the perfect connector bringing the technique, the questions and the experts in diverse fields together. Dear to all who worked with him, he was truly the little prince of Astronomy. We shall miss him every day.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Physics of Evolved Stars
Subtitle of host publicationA Conference Dedicated to the Memory of Olivier Chesneau
EditorsE. Lagadec, F. Millou, T. Lanz
Place of PublicationLes Ulis, Essonne
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9782759819072
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
EventPhysics of Evolved Stars Conference 2015 - Nice, France
Duration: 8 Jun 201512 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)1633-4760
ISSN (Electronic)1638-1963


OtherPhysics of Evolved Stars Conference 2015


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