D6.4.2 SpaceInn Tutorials :: State-of-the-art Analysis Tools for Binary Stars and Pulsators in Binary Systems

Binary Workshop 2015


Binary systems and in particular binary systems with pulsating components are excellent astrophysics labs for probing models of stellar structure and evolution. Modelling the system’s dynamics enables us to tightly constrain the physical parameters of the components, in a much less model dependent way compared to studies of single stars. In the case of pulsating components, the input physics for (evolutionary and) asteroseismic modelling can be drastically improved.
The development of modern instrumentation with high spectral resolution and unprecedented photometric precision in combination with new analysis techniques now make it possible to study stellar astrophysics in much more detail.


This workshop will introduce the participants to some of the most recent tools developed for the analysis of high precision photometry such as delivered by the Kepler and CoRoT space missions, and ground-based high resolution spectroscopy.
Introductory lectures in the morning will be followed by hands-on sessions in the afternoon. Participants should bring their own laptop as well as data to analyse, with the goal to make good progress in the analyses and interpretation during the workshop, with swift publication soon thereafter.
Participants will be asked to briefly present their results at the end of the week in order to hold intensive discussions on the interpretation.

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Date(s) - 13/04/2015 - 17/04/2015
All Day

Instituut voor Sterrenkunde, KU Leuven, Belgium


Exploitation of Space Data for Innovative Helio- and Asteroseismology