Promotor: Prof. dr. A.G.G.M. Tielens
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In this work, I study the twofold investigation of the interaction of massive stars with their surroundings: I have analyzed observations of emission lines in H II regions to determine the physical conditions surrounding the formation of massive stars both in the near and far Universe; and I have studied the hydrodynamical evolution of these regions numerically. I developed and tested a radiative transfer code as implemented in the hydrodynamic code FLASH. I used the code to study the hydrodynamical evolution and resulting X-ray emission of a prototypical UltraCompact H II region.