Asteroseismology of Stellar Populations in the Milky Way

  • Andrea Miglio
  • Patrick Eggenberger
  • Léo Girardi
  • Josefina Montalbán
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David R. Soderblom
      Pages 3-9
    3. Andrea Miglio, Léo Girardi, Thaíse S. Rodrigues, Dennis Stello, William J. Chaplin
      Pages 11-22
  3. Uncertainties on Models of Stellar Structure and Evolution: Testing Determinations of Stellar Properties in Well-Constrained Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Alessandro Bressan, Léo Girardi, Paola Marigo, Philip Rosenfield, Jing Tang
      Pages 25-32
    3. Karsten Brogaard, Eric Sandquist, Jens Jessen-Hansen, Frank Grundahl, Søren Frandsen
      Pages 51-57
  4. Photospheric Constraints and Reports on Ongoing Spectroscopic Surveys (e.g. GESS, APOGEE, GALAH)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Jennifer A. Johnson
      Pages 93-100
    3. Ennio Poretti, Philippe Mathias, Caroline Barban, Frederic Baudin, Andrea Miglio, Josefina Montalbán et al.
      Pages 101-104
    4. Anders O. Thygesen, Hans Bruntt, William J. Chaplin, Sarbani Basu
      Pages 105-108
  5. The MilkyWay, Current Uncertainties in Models of Formation and Evolution of the Galaxy, and First Results on Stellar Populations Studies Obtained Combining Seismic and Spectroscopic Constraints in the CoRoT and Kepler fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Cristina Chiappini, Ivan Minchev, Friedrich Anders, Dorothee Brauer, Corrado Boeche, Marie Martig
      Pages 111-123
    3. Léo Girardi, Mauro Barbieri, Andrea Miglio, Diego Bossini, Alessandro Bressan, Paola Marigo et al.
      Pages 125-132
    4. Courtney Epstein
      Pages 133-139
    5. Sara Alejandra Sans Fuentes, Joris De Ridder
      Pages 141-143
  6. Future Spectroscopic, Astrometric and Seismic Surveys, and Synergies with Gaia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Éric Depagne, The 4MOST Consortium
      Pages 147-154
  7. Discussions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Arlette Noels, Angela Bragaglia
      Pages 167-182

About these proceedings


The detection of radial and non-radial solar-like oscillations in thousands of G-K giants with CoRoT and Kepler is paving the road for detailed studies of stellar populations in the Galaxy. The available average seismic constraints allow largely model-independent determination of stellar radii and masses, and can be used to determine the position and age of thousands of stars in different regions of the Milky Way, and of giants belonging to open clusters. Such a close connection between stellar evolution, Galactic evolution, and asteroseismology opens a new very promising gate in our understanding of stars and galaxies. 

This book represents a natural progression from the collection of review papers presented in the book 'Red Giants as Probes of the Structure and Evolution of the Milky Way', which appeared in the  Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings series in 2012. This sequel volume contains review papers on spectroscopy, seismology of red giants, open questions in Galactic astrophysics, and discusses first results achieved by combining photometric/spectroscopic and seismic constraints on populations of stars observed by CoRoT and Kepler. The book also reports on discussions between expert researchers in Galactic evolution, specialists in stellar structure and asteroseismology, and key representatives of extensive ground-based spectroscopic surveys such as APOGEE and the ESO-GAIA Spectroscopic Survey, which would serve as a roadmap for future endeavours in this field of research.


Astroseismology Latest Results CoRoT and Kepler Results G-giants K-giants Red Giants Latest Results Solar-like oscillations Stellar Population Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Miglio
    • 1
  • Patrick Eggenberger
    • 2
  • Léo Girardi
    • 3
  • Josefina Montalbán
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Observatoire de GenèveUniversity of GenevaSauvernySwitzerland
  3. 3.Osservatorio Astronomico di PadovaINAFPadovaItaly
  4. 4.Institut d'Astrophysique et de GéophysiqueUniversity of LiegeLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10992-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10993-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-6591
  • Series Online ISSN 1570-6605
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