Stellar Inversion Techniques

  • Daniel R. ReeseEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 49)


Stellar seismic inversions have proved to be a powerful technique for probing the internal structure of stars, and paving the way for a better understanding of the underlying physics by revealing some of the shortcomings in current stellar models. In this lecture, we provide an introduction to this topic by explaining kernel-based inversion techniques. Specifically, we explain how various kernels are obtained from the pulsation equations, and describe inversion techniques such as the Regularised Least-Squares (RLS) and Optimally Localised Averages (OLA) methods.



I would like to thank the organisers of this Summer School for giving me the opportunity to give this lecture on inversions. Furthermore, I thank M.J. Thompson for introducing me to inversions, as well as S. Basu and G. Buldgen for many discussions on the topic.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRSSorbonne Universités, UPMCMeudonFrance

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