Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
La Laguna ,Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain)

November 15th - 26th, 2010


Detailed programme

The detailed programme for each series of lectures will cover the following topics.

Perspectives on Helioseismology
William Chaplin, University of Birmingham (UK)

Lecture 1: In the Beginning.....
Lecture 2: Modem Data for Helioseismolgoy
Lecture 3: Inference on Internal Structure
Lecture 4: Solar Activity, the Solar Cycle

Learning Physics from the Stars: It's All In the Coefficients"
Stephen Kawaler, Iowa State University (USA)

Lecture 1: Overview / discussion of the basic equations of stellar structure
Lecture 2: It's all in the coefficients - input physics and weaknesses that we need to fix
Lecture 3: Driving and Damping - nonadiabiatic pulsation theory and practice
Lecture 4: Seismology to the rescue - feeback between pulsation studies and basic input physics

Solar-like Oscillations: An Observer's Perspective.
Timothy Bedding, University of Sydney (AUSTRALIA)

Lecture 1: Overview / Properties of solar-like oscillations
Lecture 2: Techniques and main results
Lecture 3: Special topics: mixed modes, amplitudes
Lecture 4: Solar-like oscillations in red giants

Studying stars through frequency inversions
Sarbani Basu, Yale University (USA)

Lecture 1: Linear adiabatic wave equations
Lecture 2: The "inversion" equation and inversion techniques
Lecture 3: Helio- and asteroseismic inversions I
Lecture 4: Helio- and asteroseismic inversions II

From instrumentation to data analysis
Thierry Appourchaux, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (FRANCE)

Lecture 1: Time series and spectral analysis
Lecture 2: Statistical analysis in astero- and helioseismology (I)
Lecture 3: Statistical analysis in astero- and helioseismology (II)
Lecture 4: Astero- and helioseismic space instrumentation

Seismic Probes of the Solar / Stellar Interior
Mario J. Monteiro, Centro de Astrofisica. Univ. do Porto (PORTUGAL)

Lecture 1: Seismic probes: basic concepts and tools
Lecture 2: Probing the physics of the Sun: the envelope
Lecture 3: Insights on stellar cores and envelopes
Lecture 4: Applications and expectations: space and ground data

An observer's views and tools
Donald Kurtz, University Central Lancashire (UK)

Lecture 1: Peculiar stars of the upper main sequence
Lecture 2: The oblique pulsator model and 3D views of pulsations models and Atmosphere
Lecture 3: The variable star zoo: identification of variable type
Lecture 4: Miscellaneous, but useful topics: time; frequency and phase; spectral windows and more

Advanced topics in asteroseismology
Jorgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, University of Aarhus (DENMARK)

Lecture 1: Detailed investigation of a stellar core based on mixed modes. Mode amplitudes in red giants
Lecture 2: Introduction to the Aarhus codes: ASTEC an ADIPLS
Lecture 3: Practical exercises with ASTEC and ADIPLS
Lecture 4: Practical exercises with ASTEC and ADIPLS