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Spectroscopic study of Kepler asteroseismic targets
Cooperação Cientifica e Tecnologica FCT/Polonia 2011/2012 (Proc. 441.00 Polonia)

The space telescope Kepler launched in March 2009 is the largest Schmidt telescope ever placed in orbit . 100,000 selected targets from its 105 deg2 field of view be monitored simultaneously and continuously for 3.5 years of the life-time of the mission. The aim of this application for the scientific cooperation is to explore aspects of stellar modeling and interpretation of the asteroseismic data by high precision asteroseismology obtained for a large sample of stars in various evolutionary stages observed with the NASA space telescope Kepler. To archive this, we decided to focus our cooperation at deriving atmospheric parameters of Kepler asteroseismic targets in order to:

1.- accelerate and facilitate the process of deriving information about the Kepler targets, and hence of the planetary systems discovered in this mission
2.- develop methods for computing realistic models of physical processes inside the stars
3.- introduce procedures of coordinated effort focused on maximizing the scientific outcome of the analysis of the data produced by Kepler, which will be particularly relevant also for the potential upcoming PLATO mission under selection by the European Space Agency 

Portuguese Node: CAUP
Co-PI: Sérgio Sousa

Poland Node: Astronomical Institute of the Wroclaw University
Co-PI:Joanna Molenda-Zakowicz

1 January 2011
31 December 2013

Funding Institution
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

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