Division G Stars and Stellar Physics

Division G: Meetings


Upcoming Meetings:


IAU Meetings:

  • IAU Symposium 343, "Why Galaxies Care about AGB Stars: A Continuing Challenge through Cosmic Time", August 20-23, 2018 in Vienna Austria
  • IAU Symposium 344, "Dwarf Galaxies: From the Deep Universe to the Present", August 20-24, 2018 in Vienna Austria


Division G Days:


Corinne Charbonnel - Geneva Observatory (Switzerland) & CNRS (France) - Switzerland



Friday, August 24, 2018:

Mini-Symposium "Stars and Stellar Physics - The asteroseismic revolution"

Scientific motivation:
The surfaces of stars can tell us so much, yet the truth about stars lies within them. That interior structure is revealed by the careful study and analysis of oscillations: asteroseismology. Over the past decade especially asteroseismology has blossomed because facilities such as Corot and Kepler have detected stellar oscillations as subtle as the Sun's, and some upcoming missions promise even more. We can now detect stellar oscillations in most of the H-R diagram. Division G (Stars and Stellar Physics) of the IAU is using one of its division days to hold a mini-symposium on results from asteroseismology and the insights into stellar structure and evolution they have provided. We invite all attendees at the General Assembly to join us to learn more about the important advances being made. The talks will describe the new information we have on stars themselves, as well as how that can be applied to other astrophysical areas, such as studying exoplanets and understanding the history of our Galaxy.

SOC: Div G Steering Committee (C. Charbonnel, D. Soderblom, T. Boyajian, A. Herrero, I. Hubeny, C. S. Jeffery, J. Lattantio, A. Prsa, I. Ribas, M. Asplund, F. D'Antona, P. Kervela, G. Peters) and advisors (S. Hekker, J. Matthews)

email: iau2018astero@gmail.com

Mini-Symposium 1
10:30 - 12:00Helio and asteroseismic observational constraints
on stellar properties accross the HRD
Mini-Symposium 2
13:30 - 15:00 Open issues, challenges, and solutions for solar and
stellar modelling (micro- and macro-physics)
Mini-Symposium 3
15:30 - 17:00 Asteroseismology clues on Galactic stellar populations
Mini-Symposium 4
17:00 - 18:30 Future massive space and ground-based surveys,
and synergy with other facilities

Monday, August 27, 2018:

Session 1 10:30 - 12:00 Poster Session and Division G matters
Session 2 13:30 - 14:00 Division G PhD Prize talk
Session 3 14:00 - 15:00 Division G talks (various topics)
Session 4 15:30 - 17:00 Division G talks (various topics)


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Past Meetings:

  • IAU Symposium 339, "Southern Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy", November 13th-17th, 2017 in Stellenbosch Cape Town, South Africa
  • IAU Symposium 330, "Astrometry and Astrophysics in the Gaia Sky", April 24th-28th, 2017 in Nice, France
  • IAU Symposium 331, "SN 1987A, 30 Years Later", February 20th-24th, 2017 in Saint-Gilles-les-Bains, La Réunion Island, France
  • IAU Symposium 329, "The Lives and Death-Throes of Massive Stars", November 28th-December 2nd, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand
  • IAU Symposium 328, "Living around Active Stars", October 17th-21st, 2016 in Maresias, Brazil
  • Division G Meeting which took place at the IAU General Assembly, August 7th and 10th, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawai'i USA

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