Characterizing Host Stars Using Asteroseismology

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  • Mia Sloth Lundkvist
  • Daniel Huber, Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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  • Víctor Silva Aguirre
  • William J. Chaplin, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham
The last decade has seen a revolution in the field of asteroseismology - the study of stellar pulsations. It has become a powerful method to precisely characterize exoplanet host stars and as a consequence also the exoplanets themselves. This synergy between asteroseismology and exoplanet science has flourished in large part due to space missions such as Kepler, which have provided high-quality data that can be used for both types of studies. Perhaps the primary contribution from asteroseismology to the research on transiting exoplanets is the determination of very precise stellar radii that translate into precise planetary radii, but asteroseismology has also proven useful in constraining eccentricities of exoplanets as well as the dynamical architecture of planetary systems. In this chapter, we introduce some basic principles of asteroseismology and review current synergies between the two fields.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Exoplanets
EditorsH. Deeg, J. Belmonte
Publication year2018
ISBN (print)978-3-319-55332-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-55333-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • Physics

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