Using peak-bagging to constrain the distribution of near-surface magnetic activity of solar-like oscillators.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy


Summary: This project looks at the application of asteroseismology to studying the near-surface magnetic activity of stars. We know that the Sun has activity which manifests in bands of constant latitude and this work studies how we can use solar-like oscillations to constrain the distribution of activity on other stars. This involves developing methods of "peak-bagging" stellar oscillation spectra by fitting complex parametric models to the data.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/R504622/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
2013413 Studentship ST/R504622/1 01/10/2017 31/03/2021 Alexandra Thomas