Institute for Advanced Study / Princeton University Joint Astrophysics Colloquium

Probing Red Giants with Kepler

The frequencies of oscillations observed on a stellar surface carry information about the properties of the stellar interior. Asteroseismology, i.e., the unravelling of this information, has made a huge leap thanks to the photometric observations obtained with NASA' Kepler mission, launched in 2009 to search for planets around other stars. In my talk I focus on the study of red-giant stars, showing a broad range of oscillations, probing both the outer parts and the deep core of the stars. Amongst other remarkable results, this has allowed distinguishing stars according to their nuclear energy source and provided detailed information about the properties of internal rotation in these late stages of stellar evolution.

Date & Time

February 23, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm


Virtual Meeting


Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard

Speaker Affiliation

Aarhus University