Astro2020 science white paper: stellar physics and galactic archeology using asteroseismology in the 2020's

Daniel Huber, Sarbani Basu, Paul Beck, Timothy R. Bedding, Derek Buzasi, Matteo Cantiello, William J. Chaplin, Jessie L. Christiansen, Katia Cunha, Ricky Egeland, Jim Fuller, Rafael A. Garcia, Douglas R. Gies, Joyce Guzik, Saskia Hekker, JJ Hermes, Jason Jackiewicz, Jennifer Johnson, Steve Kawaler, Travis MetcalfeBenoit Mosser, Melissa Ness, Marc Pinsonneault, Anthony L. Piro, Victor Silva Aguirre, David Soderblom, Keivan Stassun, Jamie Tayar, Theo ten Brummelaar, Rachael Roettenbacher, Jennifer Sobeck, Regner Trampedach, Gerard van Belle, Jennifer van Saders, Dennis Stello

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Asteroseismology is the only observational tool in astronomy that can probe the interiors of stars, and is a benchmark method for deriving fundamental properties of stars and exoplanets. Over the coming decade, space-based and ground-based observations will provide a several order of magnitude increase of solar-like oscillators, as well as a dramatic increase in the number and quality of classical pulsator observations, providing unprecedented possibilities to study stellar physics and galactic stellar populations. In this white paper, we describe key science questions and necessary facilities to continue the asteroseismology revolution into the 2020's.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2019

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NameAstro2020 Science White Paper

Bibliographical note

11 pages, 4 figures. White paper submitted to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey


  • astro-ph.SR
  • astro-ph.EP
  • astro-ph.IM


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