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Seismology of the Sun and the Distant Stars 2016
Using Today’s Successes to Prepare the Future
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On the oscillation spectrum of magnetized core of giant stars
Michel Rieutord (IRAP), Rieutord Michel (IRAP), Deheuvels Sébastien (IRAP)

The spectrum of gravito-acoustic modes is depleted in dipolar modes for a significant fraction of the giant stars observed by Kepler, a feature that can be explained by the presence of magnetic fields in the core of these stars (Fuller et al. 2015, Cantiello et al. 2016). We further investigate this scenario by considering first the oscillation spectrum of the core of a giant star modeled by a stably stratified, self-gravitating fluid sphere pervaded by a uniform and/or toroidal magnetic field. First results show a great sensitivity of the g-mode spectrum to the strength of the magnetic field. This result leads us to further investigate the possibility of using the observed spectra to determine the dissipative properties of the core and the strength of the magnetic field when modeled by a simple large-scale distribution (i.e. uniform and/or toroidal). Results of these investigations will be presented.

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia