Asteroseismology is the study of stars by observation of their gentle oscillations, the natural resonances of the stars. It provides us with a unique window on normally hidden interiors of the stars and an ability to paint an exquisite portrait of the properties and characteristics of the stars, and any planets they may host.

We are also using asteroseismology to characterise stars at greater distances in our Galaxy, old Suns or so called “red giant” stars. They allow us to act as Galactic Archaeologists, allowing forensic studies of the history and evolution of our Galaxy, the Milky Way.

Led by Professor William Chaplin, we are playing a leading international role in the field of asteroseismology.

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