PAMS Seminar: "Seismology of the Sun and Stars" by Dr. Jason Jackiewicz

PAMS Seminar: "Seismology of the Sun and Stars" by Dr. Jason Jackiewicz
Date and time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, January 21, 2021

Dr. Jason Jackiewicz
Department of Astronomy
New Mexico State University

For over 100 years, Earth seismologists have been compiling a detailed understanding of our planet’s interior from earthquake data and theoretical modeling. When oscillations in the Sun were first observed about 50 years ago, solar seismologists were in the fortunate position to “adopt” the tools geoseismologists had developed to peer inside our nearest star. Only within the past 10 years, seismology of distant pulsating stars has become possible, and very powerful. The coming decade holds promise for exploiting oscillations of giant planets to probe their (currently unknown) internal structure.
     Seismology of these distinct objects is in principle equivalent: it comprises a set of tools to measure and interpret oscillation data with the aim of making inferences of sub-surface structure and dynamics at the highest spatial and temporal resolution possible. This talk will discuss the techniques (measurements, modeling, inversions, etc.) that seismologists employ, and present some exciting results in the context of solar/stellar structure and evolution that make this an era of precision astrophysics.

This seminar will be held exclusively on Zoom (955 5209 1021). Please visit the Physics Seminars page for a link.

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