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Asteroseismology

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18:30 – 18:30 18 Nov 2009
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Room MB49, Maudland Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE

Speakers: Professor Donald Kurtz (UCLAN)

Light refreshments will be available from 18:00. The talk will last for approximately 75 minutes.
Abstract:
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
missions.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Lancashire and Cumbria branch
Contact details: Dr. John Bradshaw
john.bradshaw@physics.org

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