During his too short career, Olivier Chesneau pioneered the study of the circumstellar environments of low mass evolved stars using very high angular resolution techniques. He applied state of the art high angular resolution techniques, such as optical interferometry and adaptive optics imaging, to the the study of a variety of objects, from AGB stars to Planetary Nebulae, via e.g. Born Again stars, RCB stars and Novae. I present here an overview of this work and most important results by focusing on the paths he followed and key encounters he made to reach these results. Olivier liked to work in teams and was very strong at linking people with complementary expertises to whom he would communicate his enthusiasm and sharp ideas. His legacy will live on through the many people he inspired.
EAS Publications Series
- Pub Date:
- December 2015
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- 8 pages, 3 figures, proceedings of the conference: "The Physics of Evolved Stars: A Conference Dedicated to the Memory of Olivier Chesneau",