8-12 July 2013
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
Track: Track D1 - Astrophysics
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.
Prof. F.A.M Frescura firstname.lastname@example.org University of the Witwatersrand