Asteroseismology Across the HR Diagram

Proceedings of the Asteroseismology Workshop Porto, Portugal 1–5 July 2002

  • Michael J. Thompson
  • Margarida S. Cunha
  • Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Present Observational Status

    1. Space and Ground Based Data

      1. Roi Alonso, Juan Antonio Belmonte, Tim Brown
        Pages 13-16
      2. Ian Roxburgh, Fabio Favata
        Pages 17-19
    2. Present Status for Different Pulsators

      1. François Bouchy, Fabien Carrier
        Pages 21-28
      2. Timothy R. Bedding
        Pages 61-64
      3. Elizabeth M. Green, Keith Callerame, Ivo R. Seitenzahl, Brooke A. White, Elaina A. Hyde, Melissa Giovanni et al.
        Pages 65-68
      4. Vincenzo Ripepi
        Pages 69-72
  3. Asteroseismic Techniques

    1. Mode Identification and Frequency Determination

      1. Thierry Appourchaux
        Pages 109-119
      2. Joris de Ridder, Geert Molenberghs, Conny Aerts
        Pages 125-128
      3. M.-A. Dupret, R. Scuflaire, A. Noels, A. Thoul, R. Garrido, A. Moya et al.
        Pages 129-132
      4. J. Daszyńska-Daszkiewicz, W. A. Dziembowski, A. A. Pamyatnykh
        Pages 133-136

About these proceedings


We stand at the threshold of an exciting era of Asteroseismology. In a few months' time, the Canadian small-satellite asteroseismology mission MOST will be laun­ ched. Danish and French missions MONS and COROT should follow, with the ESA mission Eddington following in 2007/8. Helioseismology has proved spec­ tacularly successful in imaging the internal structure and dynamics of the Sun and probing the physics of the solar interior. Ground-based observations have detected solar-like oscillations on alpha Centauri A and other Sun-like stars, and diagnostics similar to those used in helioseismology are now being used to test and constrain the physics and evolutionary state of these stars. Multi-mode oscillations are being observed in an abundance of other stars, including slowly pulsating B stars (SPB stars), delta Scuti stars, Ap stars and the pulsating white dwarfs. New classes of pulsators continue to be discovered across the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. For good reason it was decided to entitle our conference 'Asteroseismology Across the HR Diagram' . Yet the challenges still to be faced to make asteroseismology across the HR diagram a reality are formidable. Observation, data analysis and theory all pose hard problems to be overcome. In conceiving this meeting, the aim of the organisers was to facilitate a cross-fertilization of ideas and approaches between researchers working on different pulsators and with different areas of expertise. We venture to suggest that in this the conference was a great success.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Thompson
    • 1
  • Margarida S. Cunha
    • 2
  • Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do PortoPortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6241-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0799-2
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