Seminar
Testing stellar evolutionary theory with asteroseismology and/in binary stars

Dr. Pieter Degroote

Abstract

The theory of stellar evolution is well developed over the past decades, and in particular the predictions of one dimensional numerical models have passed basic observational tests. With the advent of high precision astronomical observations, these tests can now be improved to fine tune the physics of the models. In particular, the combination of exploiting binary properties with the information obtained from asteroseismology, proves to provide a promising test framework. However, both binarity and seismology increase the complexity of the observational models and their relation to the stellar evolutionary model, and therefore require as many independent tests as possible.

About the talk

Testing stellar evolutionary theory with asteroseismology and/in binary stars
Dr. Pieter Degroote
Institute for Astronomy- KU Leuven
Tuesday March 25, 2014 - 12:30  (Aula)
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