The Pulsations of the Sun and the Stars

  • Jean-Pierre Rozelot
  • Coralie Neiner

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 832)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Section 1: The Sun as a star

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Irina N. Kitiashvili, Alexander G. Kosovichev
      Pages 121-137
    3. K. Belkacem
      Pages 139-159
    4. Jean-Pierre Rozelot, Cilia Damiani, Ali Kilcik, Berrak Tayoglu, Sandrine Lefebvre
      Pages 161-181
  4. From Heliosismology to Asterosismology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Sylvie Vauclair, Mélanie Soriano
      Pages 185-200
  5. Section 2: Stellar Pulsations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 341-344

About this book


This volume of lecture notes brings together the knowledge on pulsations of the Sun and the stars, with a particular emphasis on recent observations and modelling, and on the influence of pulsations of other physical processes. The book begins with an extensive introduction to helioseismology. The solar cycle and gravity modes are discussed before the focus is widened from helioseismology to asteroseismology which is detailed in a series of specific chapters. Based on courses given at a graduate school, these tutorial lecture notes will be of interest and useful to a rather broad audience of scientists and students.


Asteroseismology Asteroseismology explained CoRoT satellite Helioseismology Introduction to helioseismology Measuring stellar shapes Solar Activity Solar gravity modes Stellar pulsations

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Rozelot
    • 1
  • Coralie Neiner
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. GEMINIObservatoire de la Cote d'AzurGrasseFrance
  2. 2.GEPI, bâtiment Copernic AObservatoire de MeudonMeudon, CedexFrance

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