Friedrich Kupka
PD Dr.
Phone:+49 551 39-5069

Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Institute for Astrophysics


Gizon, Laurent
Laurent Gizon
Phone: +49 551 384 979-439
+49 551 384 979-299
+ 49 551 384 979-255
Links: Homepage

Rafael Garcia

Phone: +33 1 69 08 27 25
Email: rgarciaceafr

CEA Saclay

Open PhD Project

Modelling hybrid stellar pulsators

Asteroseismology is the extension of helioseismology to the study of distant stars. Thanks to the Kepler mission of NASA, the frequencies of oscillations of many thousands of stars have been precisely measured over periods of years. These measurements are enabling a whole new insight into the evolution of stars. Projects  focus on the analysis and interpretation of the Kepler data.

Stellar oscillation frequencies probe stellar interiors, informing us about their internal structure, including rotation.  In solar-like oscillators, one typically detects frequencies for pressure modes, which are most sensitive to envelope structure.  However, gravity modes,mostly sensitive to core structure, have recently been detected in solar-type stars.  This project will study how the additional information from the gravity modes helps to constrain stellar model parameters.

In addition, the gravity modes have different sensitivity to known systematic differences caused by inadequate modeling of the near-surface layers, and therefore offer the opportunity to better determine this systematic difference in distant stars.

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