AGB stars are an important site for the production of
elements. In particular, AGB stars harbour the s-process
for the production of trans-iron elements. Efficient mass
loss or envelope ejection are observationally established
and garantee that nucleosynthesis products are returned
into the ISM. Recent infrared missions have studied these
cool outflows and greatly stimulated the field. At the same
time the properties of pre-solar meteoritic grains are now
directly compared with models and observations of their
stars of origin.
In this splinter meeting we attempt to draw a line from
the internal nuclear and mixing processes of AGB stars
to the return of this material into the ISM and finally
the study of star dust in meteoritics.
Format of the Meeting
Splinter meetings are a traditional part of the AG Annual Meeting.
These short meetings on specialized topics last for a few hours
full list of splinter meetings announced for the AG fall conference).
Our session on "AGB Stars, Winds and Nucleosynthesis" is scheduled
for Tuesday, Sept 24, 16:30-19:00h. If needed, an additional time
slot is available on Friday, Sept 27, 13:00-17:00h. Splinter
meetings are intended to consist of one introductory talk and
short contributions of typically not more than 15min, including
time for one or two questions. In addition, poster papers can be
presented. It is our intention to put particular emphasis on
discussions, as far as the framework of the meeting permits.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts
is July 17, 2002