Red Giants as Probes of the Structure and Evolution of the Milky Way

  • Andrea Miglio
  • Josefina Montalbán
  • Arlette Noels
Conference proceedings

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Asteroseismology of Red Giants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Josefina Montalbán, Andrea Miglio, Arlette Noels, Richard Scuflaire, Paolo Ventura, Francesca D’Antona
      Pages 23-32
    3. Marc-Antoine Dupret, Kévin Belkacem
      Pages 33-42
  3. Internal Structure, Atmosphere, and Evolution of Red Giants: Current Models and Their Uncertainties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Maurizio Salaris
      Pages 45-56
    3. Paolo Ventura, Roberta Carini, Marcella Di Criscienzo
      Pages 69-76
    4. Achim Weiss
      Pages 77-86
    5. Miroslav Mocák, Ewald Müller, Lionel Siess
      Pages 87-93
    6. Patrick Eggenberger, Nadège Lagarde, Corinne Charbonnel
      Pages 95-103
    7. Corinne Charbonnel, Nadège Lagarde, Patrick Eggenberger
      Pages 115-123
    8. Hans-Günter Ludwig, Matthias Steffen
      Pages 125-133
  4. Stellar Populations in the Milky Way

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Ken Freeman
      Pages 137-146
    3. Raffaele G. Gratton, Angela Bragaglia, Eugenio Carretta, Valentina D’Orazi, Sara Lucatello
      Pages 155-164
    4. Léo Girardi, Mauro Barbieri, Martin A. T. Groenewegen, Paola Marigo, Alessandro Bressan, Helio J. Rocha-Pinto et al.
      Pages 165-170
    5. Annie C. Robin, Céline Reylé, Douglas J. Marshall, Mathias Schultheis
      Pages 171-180
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-182

About these proceedings


Exciting results are blooming, thanks to a convergence between unprecedented asteroseismic data obtained by the satellites CoRoT and KEPLER, and state-of-the-art models of the internal structure of red giants and of galactic evolution. The pulsation properties now available for thousands of red giants promise to add valuable and independent constraints to current models of structure and evolution of our galaxy. Such a close connection between these domains opens a new very promising gate in our understanding of stars and galaxies. In this book international leaders in the field offer a wide perspective of the recent advancements in:

  • Asteroseismology of red giants
  • Models of the atmosphere, internal structure, and evolution of red giants
  • Stellar population synthesis and models of the Milky Way


Asteroseismology progress CoRoT satellite results KEPLER satellite results Red giants latest research Stellar pulsations Structure Milky Way mapped

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Miglio
    • 1
  • Josefina Montalbán
    • 2
  • Arlette Noels
    • 3
  1. 1., Inst. d'Astrophysique et de GéophysiqueUniversité de LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2., Inst. d'Astrophysique et de GéophysiqueUniversité de LiègeLiègeBelgium
  3. 3., Inst. d'Astrophysique et de GéophysiqueUniversité de LiègeLiègeBelgium

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