Review of "Mode lifetimes of stellar oscillations", Chaplin et al. (2009, A&A, 500, 21)

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Date/Time:Friday, 16 Oct 2009 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm
Location:3 Physics Hall
Phone:515-294-2298
Channel:Astronomy
Categories:Lectures
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Riley Smith (Iowa State University)

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.