Review of "Mode lifetimes of stellar oscillations", Chaplin et al. (2009, A&A, 500, 21)
|Date/Time:||Friday, 16 Oct 2009 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm|
|Location:||3 Physics Hall|
I will review this recent journal article which seeks to find a simple scaling relation between the mean lifetime of the most prominent solar-like p modes in stars and fundamental stellar parameters. The results of this study are important both for understanding near-surface convection in stars and for target selection in large asteroseismological studies.