8-12 July 2013
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Effects of tides on the occurrence of pulsations in components of binary star systems

Presented by Mr. Massimo PREDIERI on 12 Jul 2013 from 09:00 to 09:20
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Astro
Track: Track D1 - Astrophysics

Abstract

The Kepler satellite, launched in March 2009, has by almost uninterrupted observation produced light curves of unprecedented precision. These newly acquired high quality data offer new opportunities for detailed testing of the hydrodynamic processes that drive stellar evolution. Asteroseismology is one of the most important tools for studying stellar structure - by comparing observed pulsations with the predictions of theoretical models. I report on my theoretical study of the effects that tides generated by the companion star have on pulsations in binary star components.

Award

Yes

Level

MSc

Supervisor

Prof. F.A.M Frescura fabiofrescura@gmail.com University of the Witwatersrand

Paper

No

Place

Location: A0-56


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