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Music of the Sun and Stars

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19:30 – 21:30 7 Sep 2010
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Room TC014, University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, GL50 2RH

Speakers: Dr William Chaplin

In this talk Dr Chaplin will discuss the science of "solar-type" oscillations, including observations of our own Sun and also the programme of observations of thousands of solar-type stars being made by the NASA Kepler spacecraft.
Stars make sound waves naturally in their interiors, and that trapped sound makes stars resonate like vast musical instruments. We may detect these "resonances" by measuring the resulting oscillations (or pulsations) of the stars. In this talk I will discuss the science of "solar-type" oscillations, including observations of our own Sun and also the programme of observations of thousands of solar-type stars being made by the NASA Kepler spacecraft (an international collaboration of 160 scientists that I lead).
Coffee will be available from 19:00, and the talk will begin at 19:30.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: South West branch
Contact details: Hilary Summerfield
Email: secretary-sw@physics.org

http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/south_west/sw/calendar/info/file_44564.pdf


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