The IACOB spectroscopic database: recent updates and first data release

Simón-Díaz, S.; Negueruela, I.; Maíz Apellániz, J.; Castro, N.; Herrero, A.; Garcia, M.; Pérez-Prieto, J. A.; Caon, N.; Alacid, J. M.; Camacho, I.; Dorda, R.; Godart, M.; González-Fernández, C.; Holgado, G.; Rübke, K.
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The IACOB project is an ambitious long-term project which is contributing to step forward in our knowledge about the physical properties and evolution of Galactic massive stars. The project aims at building a large database of high-resolution, multi-epoch, spectra of Galactic OB stars, and the scientific exploitation of the database using state-of-the-art models and techniques. In this proceeding, we summarize the latest updates of the IACOB spectroscopic database and highlight some of the first scientific results from the IACOB project; we also announce the first data release and the first public version of the iacob-broad tool for the line-broadening characterization of OB-type spectra.