Division G: Stars and Stellar Physics

August 24 and 27, 2018



Corinne Charbonnel - Geneva Observatory (Switzerland) & CNRS (France) - Switzerland

Mini-Symposium "Stars and Stellar Physics - The asteroseismic revolution"

Scientific motivation:
The surfaces of stars can tell us so much, yet the truth about stars lies within them. That interior structure is revealed by the careful study and analysis of oscillations: asteroseismology. Over the past decade especially asteroseismology has blossomed because facilities such as Corot and Kepler have detected stellar oscillations as subtle as the Sun's, and some upcoming missions promise even more. We can now detect stellar oscillations in most of the H-R diagram. Division G (Stars and Stellar Physics) of the IAU is using one of its division days to hold a mini-symposium on results from asteroseismology and the insights into stellar structure and evolution they have provided. We invite all attendees at the General Assembly to join us to learn more about the important advances being made. The talks will describe the new information we have on stars themselves, as well as how that can be applied to other astrophysical areas, such as studying exoplanets and understanding the history of our Galaxy.

SOC: Div G Steering Committee (C. Charbonnel, D. Soderblom, T. Boyajian, A. Herrero, I. Hubeny, C. S. Jeffery, J. Lattantio, A. Prsa, I. Ribas, M. Asplund, F. D'Antona, P. Kervela, G. Peters) and advisors (S. Hekker, J. Matthews)

email: iau2018astero@gmail.com


Friday, August 24, 2018:

Mini-Symposium 1
10:30 - 12:00Helio and asteroseismic observational constraints
on stellar properties accross the HRD
Mini-Symposium 2
13:30 - 15:00Open issues, challenges, and solutions for solar and
stellar modelling (micro- and macro-physics)
Mini-Symposium 3
15:30 - 17:00Asteroseismology clues on Galactic stellar populations
Mini-Symposium 4
17:00 - 18:30Future massive space and ground-based surveys,
and synergy with other facilities

Monday, August 27, 2018:

Session 110:30 - 12:00Poster Session and Division G matters
Session 213:30 - 14:00Division G PhD Prize talk
Session 314:00 - 15:00Division G talks (various topics)
Session 415:30 - 17:00 Division G talks (various topics)

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