# The Origins of Blue Stragglers

04 November 2011

## Interview with

Dr Christopher Tout, Cambridge University

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Blue Stragglers are strange stars that don't seem to fit the standard picture of stellar evolution.  A paper published in Nature on the 20th of October by Aaron Geller & Robert Mathieu (see link below) helps shed some light on their origins.

Christopher Tout is the John Kooch-Adams Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, and a fellow of Churchill college.  He researches stellar evolution, and gives his perspective on the work.