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Exoplanets and Asteroseismology: Know the star, know the planet

Thomas S. H. North
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham

The highly complementary fields of exoplanets and asteroseismology allow for many synergistic observations. With solar-like oscillations detected in thousands of stars with the Kepler and K2 missions, we are entering an exciting era of study. In this talk I first review the state of exoplanets and the benefit asteroseismology has been to the exoplanet field. I then move to discuss some of my results utilising asteroseismology in the study of exoplanet host stars, particularly evolved stars, both transiting hosts detected by Kepler, and refining the masses of so-called "Retired A Stars", detected by radial velocity surveys, using K2 observations. Finally I look at where asteroseismology will take us in the future.

2017 November 15, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

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