Dr Daniel Roy Reese

Dr Daniel Roy Reese

School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Daniel Reese is a research fellow working for the SpaceINN network which focusses on helio- and asteroseismology, the study of solar and stellar pulsations. 

Daniel is author or co-author of 20 research papers in the field of asteroseismology, as well as a number of conference proceedings, including invited reviews on oscillations of rapidly rotating stars.

Daniel is quite keen on numerical simulations and theory and has been in involved in diverse topics related to asteroseismology, including oscillations of rapidly rotating stars, seismic inversions, numerical techniques and oscillations of magnetic stars.


  • PhD in Astrophysics in 2006
  • Pre-doctoral diploma in Astrophysics, Planetology and Space sciences and techniques in 2003
  • Aeronautics and space engineering diploma in 2003


Daniel Reese did his university studies in Toulouse in the French system. He studied two years in “classes préparatoires” at the Lycée Pierre de Fermat, three years at an engineering school in areonautics and space, called Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, and three years to earn a PhD on stellar pulsations in rapidly rotating stars from the Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier.

Since then, Daniel has been doing postdocs in various European countries. He did a three year postdoc at Sheffield University, working for the HELAS (HELio- and ASteroseismology) European Network. Then he as funded b the CNES, the French space agency, to carry out a two-year postdoc at Meudon, at the Paris Observatory, working on pulsations of rapidly rotating stars and seismic inversions. After that, he carried out a two-year postdoc at the Université de Liège, working on non-adiabatic effects in pulsations of rapidly rotating stars. Currently he's carrying out a 21-month postdoc for the SpaceINN European Network on seismic inversions and methods for characterising the properties of stars.


Seismic inversions (linear and non-linear) to obtain: 

  • stellar global properties 
  • rotation/structural profiles 

Pulsations of rapidly rotating stars 

  • 2D calculations of pulsation modes in centrifugally distorted stars 
  • frequency patterns for such modes 
  • calculations of observational signatures of such modes (photometry + spectroscopy) 
  • non-adiabatic effects in such modes 

Numerical methods 

  • spectral methods 
  • finite-differences 

Pulsations of stars with strong magnetic fields



  • Deheuvels, S., Dogan, G., Goupil, M. J., Appourchaux, T., Benomar, O., Bruntt, H., Campante, T. L., Casagrande, L., Ceillier, T., Davies, G. R., De Cat, P., Fu, J. N., García, R. A., Lobel, A., Mosser, B., Reese, D. R., Regulo, C., Schou, J., Stahn, T., Thygesen, A. O., Yang, X. H., Chaplin, W. J., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Eggenberger, P., Gizon, L., Mathis, S., Molenda-Zakowicz, J., Pinsonneault, M. (2014) Seismic constraints on the radial dependence of the internal rotation profiles of six Kepler subgiants and young red giants, A&A, 564: A27
  • García, R. A., Pérez Hernández, F., Benomar, O., Silva Aguirre, V., Ballot, J., Davies, G. R., Dogan, G., Stello, D., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Houdek, G., Lignières, F., Mathur, S., Takata, M., Ceillier, T., Chaplin, W. J., Mathis, S., Mosser, B., Ouazzani, R. M., Pinsonneault, M. H., Reese, D. R., Régulo, C., Salabert, D., Thompson, M. J., van Saders, J. L., Neiner, C., De Ridder, J. (2014) Study of KIC 8561221 observed by Kepler: an early red giant showing depressed dipolar modes, A&A, 563: A84
  • Reese, D. R. (2013) Stable higher order finite-difference schemes for stellar pulsation calculations, A&A, 555: A148
  • Reese, D. R., Prat, V., Barban, C., van 't Veer-Menneret, C., MacGregor, K. B. (2013) Mode visibilities in rapidly rotating stars, A&A, 550: A77
  • Ouazzani, R.-M., Dupret, M.-A., Reese, D. R., (2012) Pulsations of rapidly rotating stars. I. The ACOR numerical code, A&A, 547: A75
  • Briquet, M., Neiner, C., Aerts, C., Morel, T., Mathis, S., Reese, D. R., Lehmann, H., Costero, R., Echevarria, J., Handler, G., Kambe, E., Hirata, R., Masuda, S., Wright, D., Yang, S., Pintado, O., Mkrtichian, D., Lee, B. C., Han, I., Bruch, A., De Cat, P., Uytterhoeven, K., Lefever, K., Vanautgaerden, J., de Batz, B., Fremat, Y., Henrichs, H., Geers, V. C., Martayan, C., Hubert, A. M., Thizy, O., Tijani, A., (2012). Multisite spectroscopic seismic study of the Cep star V2052 Ophiuchi : inhibition of mixing by its magnetic field, MNRAS, 427: 483- 493
  • Pasek, M., Lignieres, F., Georgeot, B., Reese, D. R., (2012) Regular Oscillation Subspectrum of Rapidly Rotating Stars, A&A, 546: A11
  • Deheuvels, S., Garca, R. A., Chaplin, W. J., Basu, S., Antia, H. M., Appourchaux, T., Benomar, O., Davies, G. R., Elsworth, Y., Gizon, L., Goupil, M. J., Reese, D. R., Regulo, C., Schou, J., Stahn, T., Casagrande, L., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Fischer, D., Hekker, S., Kjeldsen, H., Mathur, S., Mosser, B., Pinsonneault, M., Valenti, J., Christiansen, J. L., Kinemuchi, K., Mullally, F., (2012) Seismic Evidence for a Rapidly Rotating Core in a Lower-giant-branch Star Observed with Kepler, ApJ, 756: 19
  • Reese, D. R., Marques, J. P., Goupil, M. J., Thompson, M. J., Deheuvels, S. (2012) Estimating stellar mean density through seismic inversions, A&A, 539: A63
  • Pasek, M., Georgeot, B., Lignieres, F., Reese, D. R.. (2011) Regular Modes in Rotating Stars, Ph. Rev. L., 107, 12: 121101
  • Burke, K. D., Reese, D. R., Thompson, M. J. (2011) On the effects of rotation on acoustic stellar pulsations : validity domains of perturbative methods and close frequency pairs, MNRAS, 414: 1119-1126
  • Suarez, J. C., Goupil, M. J., Reese, D. R., Samadi, R., Lignieres, F., Rieutord, M., Lochard, J. (2010) On the Interpretation of Echelle Diagrams for Solar-like Oscillations Effect of Centrifugal Distortion, ApJ, 721: 537-546
  • Ballot, J., Lignieres, F., Reese, D. R., Rieutord, M. (2010) Gravity modes in rapidly rotating stars. Limits of perturbative methods, A&A, 518: A30
  • Reese, D. R., Thompson, M. J., MacGregor, K. B., Jackson, S., Skumanich, A., Metcalfe, T. S. (2009) Mode identication in rapidly rotating stars, A&A, 506: 183-188 
  • Reese, D. R., MacGregor, K. B., Jackson, S., Skumanich, A., Metcalfe, T. S. (2009) Pulsation modes in rapidly rotating stellar models based on the Self-Consistent Field method, A&A, 506: 189-201 
  • Charpinet, S., Van Grootel, V., Reese, D., Fontaine, G., Green, E. M., Brassard, P., Chayer, P. (2008) Testing the forward modeling approach in asteroseismology. II. Structure and internal dynamics of the hot B subdwarf component in the close eclipsing binary system PG 1336-018, A&A, 489: 377- 394
  • Reese, D., Lignieres, F., Rieutord, M. (2008) Regular patterns in the acoustic spectrum of rapidly rotating stars, A&A, 481: 449-452
  • Reese, D., Lignieres, F., Rieutord, M. (2006) Acoustic oscillations of rapidly rotating polytropic stars. II. Effects of the Coriolis and centrifugal accelerations, A&A, 455: 621-637
  • Lignieres, F., Rieutord, M., Reese, D. (2006) Acoustic oscillations in rapidly rotating polytropic stars. I. Effects of the centrifugal distortion, A&A, 455: 607-620
  • Reese, D., Rincon, F., Rieutord, M. (2004) Oscillations of magnetic stars. II. Axisymmetric toroidal and non- axisymmetric shear Alfven modes in a spherical shell. A&A, 427: 279-292