Using asteroseismology to characterise exoplanet host stars

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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mia S. Lundkvist, Daniel Huber, Victor Silva Aguirre, William J. Chaplin
(Submitted on 6 Apr 2018)

The last decade has seen a revolution in the field of asteroseismology - the study of stellar pulsations. It has become a powerful method to precisely characterise exoplanet host stars, and as a consequence also the exoplanets themselves. This synergy between asteroseismology and exoplanet science has flourished in large part due to space missions such as $\textit{Kepler}$, which have provided high-quality data that can be used for both types of studies. Perhaps the primary contribution from asteroseismology to the research on transiting exoplanets is the determination of very precise stellar radii that translate into precise planetary radii, but asteroseismology has also proven useful in constraining eccentricities of exoplanets as well as the dynamical architecture of planetary systems. In this contribution, we introduce some basic principles of asteroseismology and review current synergies between the two fields.

Comments:    To appear in "Handbook of Exoplanets", eds. Deeg, H.J. & Belmonte, J.A, Springer (2018)
Subjects:    Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as:    arXiv:1804.02214 [astro-ph.SR] (or arXiv:1804.02214v1 [astro-ph.SR] for this version)
Submission history
From: Mia Sloth Lundkvist  
[v1] Fri, 6 Apr 2018 11:56:37 GMT (1637kb,D)

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