Saskia Hekker (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)

Asteroseismology of solar-like oscillators: recent results
When Jul 08, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
What
  • Special Seminar
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture Hall
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Asteroseismology — the study of stellar interiors through their global oscillations — has been revolutionised with the launch of dedicated space missions. The CoRoT and Kepler satellites perform(ed) high precision photometric measurements of tens to hundreds of thousands of stars with the aim to detect both stellar oscillations and planets. In this talk I will present  the main breakthroughs with respect to solar-like oscillators — stars that have convective outer layers in which oscillations are stochastically excited and put them in context of galactic archeology.