This program aims to use the recently-commissioned high-precision spectropolarimetry mode of RSS to probe the prodigious mass-loss from certain massive evolved stars known as Wolf-Rayet stars which are in binary systems. These objects are possible progenitors of Gamma-Ray Bursts, which are the most energetic explosions yet known, and can be seen across the entire known universe.



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  • 2019-2-SCI-007

    Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite

  • 2019-1-MLT-003

    Surface Chemistry of Peculiar Hot Subdwarfs

  • 2019-2-SCI-011

    Long term programme: searching for new chemically peculiar stars in the southern hemisphere

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