AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 59 Studying Stellar Evolution with Seismology
Invited, Monday, 4:10-5:00pm, January 9, 2006, Ballroom/Salon 2

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[59.01] Studying Stellar Evolution with Seismology

S. Basu (Yale University)

Seismic studies of the Sun have helped us determine solar structure and dynamics to a degree of precision that is often met with disbelief. This amazing precision has allowed us to use the Sun as a laboratory to study not only different aspects of stellar evolution theory but also to study questions that involve fundamental physics such as the solar neutrino problem. In this talk I shall discuss how we are able to determine solar structure to such amazing precision and how such results let us test different inputs to stellar evolution calculations. In particular, I shall discuss the recent controversy over solar abundances. I shall also touch upon how we could study more about the physics of stars when we have stellar oscillation frequencies

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: basu@astro.yale.edu

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