Double riches: asteroseismology in eclipsing binaries

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Southworth, John (2015)
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics | QB
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

The study of eclipsing binaries is our primary source of measured properties of normal stars, achieved through analysis of light and radial velocity curves of eclipsing systems. The study of oscillations and pulsations is increasingly vital for determining the properties of single stars, and investigating the physical phenomena active in their interiors. Combining the two methods holds the promise of establishing stringent tests of stellar evolutionary theory, and of calibrating model-dependent asteroseismology with empirically measured stellar properties. I review recent advances and outline future work.
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