Synergies Between Asteroseismology and Exoplanetary Science

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


Over the past decade asteroseismology has become a powerful method to systematically characterize host stars and dynamical architectures of exoplanet systems. In this contribution I review current key synergies between asteroseismology and exoplanetary science such as the precise determination of planet radii and ages, the measurement of orbital eccentricities, stellar obliquities and their impact on hot Jupiter formation theories, and the importance of asteroseismology on spectroscopic analyses of exoplanet hosts. I also give an outlook on future synergies such as the characterization of sub-Neptune-size planets orbiting solar-type stars, the study of planet populations orbiting evolved stars, and the determination of ages of intermediate-mass stars hosting directly imaged planets.



Many thanks to Tiago Campante, Mário Monteiro and all other organizers for a fantastic Summer School in Faial; and to Simon Albrecht, John Brewer, Vincent Van Eylen, Mikkel Lund, and Josh Winn for providing figures for this review. Financial support was provided by NASA grant NNX14AB92G and the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects funding scheme (project number DEI40101364).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for AstronomyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA), School of PhysicsUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC)Aarhus UniversityAarhus CDenmark

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