Light refreshments will be available from 18:00. The talk will last for approximately 75 minutes.
In 1926 Sir Arthur Eddington lamented, “What appliance can pierce through the outer layers of a star and test the conditions within?” There is now an observational answer, - asteroseismology. We can now detect differential rotation between the core and the atmosphere of a star, see the internal rotation of the sun half way to its core and probe the crystallised diamond core of a pulsating white dwarf star.
This talk will introduce concepts of asteroseismology, show a selection of exciting observational results, and look to a revolutionary change in asteroseismology with results from the CoRoT and Kepler Space