Investigating the A-Type Stars Using Kepler Data

  • Simon J. Murphy

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Simon J. Murphy
    Pages 1-52
  3. Simon J. Murphy
    Pages 163-193
  4. Simon J. Murphy
    Pages 195-199
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


Simon Murphy's thesis has significant impact on the wide use of the revolutionary Kepler Mission data, leading to a new understanding in stellar astrophysics.  It first provides a deep characterisation and comparison of the Kepler long cadence and short cadence data, with particular insight into the Kepler reduction pipeline.  It then brings together modern reviews of rotation and peculiarities in A-type stars, and their relationship with the pulsating delta Scuti stars. This is the first combined review of these subjects since the classic monograph by Sydney Wolff,  "The A stars," was published three decades ago.  The thesis presents a novel technique, Super-Nyquist Asteroseismology, that has opened up the asteroseismic study of thousands of Kepler stars. It shows case studies of delta Scuti stars examining amplitude growth, super-Nyquist pulsation, and pulsation in a high-amplitude, population II SX Phoenicis star in a 343-d binary. This work informs our understanding of the relation of rotation to peculiarity, hence has applications to atomic diffusion theory.  This is a brilliant thesis written in an elegant and engaging style.


Asteroseismology of A Stars Chemically Peculiar Stars Data Analysis of Kepler Data Rotation of Stars Springer Theses Stellar Oscillations

Authors and affiliations

  • Simon J. Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.Sydney Institute for AstronomyUniversity of SydneyRedfernAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09416-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09417-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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