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Asteroseismology as a tool for astrophysics: from to the deep interiors of stars to the evolution of the Milky Way
Andrea Miglio (University of Birmingham)
Thursday 18/04/2019 @ 11:30, Sala IV piano Battiferro
In the last decade the study and interpretation of global oscillations in stars has undergone a dramatic development thanks to the advent of space-based telescopes such as CoRoT and Kepler. In this contribution I will review our endeavours towards a detailed understanding of stellar structure and evolution and the symbiosis between stellar seismology and both exoplanetary and Galactic science. I will then emphasise the wider significance of asteroseismology as a tool for testing stellar physics, with examples on how seismic predictions and inferences on stellar ages depend on our (often poor) knowledge of the relevant physics. Finally I will present recent results and future prospects for high-temporal-resolution studies of the Milky Way, also in the light of future ambitious space missions such as NASA-TESS and ESA-Plato.