Symposium S8  1-2 July 2024

Asteroseismology in multiple-star systems in the era of large photometric surveys

Aims and scope

Over the past twenty years, photometry has undergone a revolution thanks to space-based missions including CoRoT, Kepler and TESS and will continue to improve with the launch of PLATO in 2026. The significant improvement in photometric precision and temporal baseline has led to a transformation in the fields of asteroseismology and binary star science. Specifically, as multiple star systems provide unique benchmarks for asteroseismology and because pulsations can both affect and be affected by an orbiting stellar companion, the combination of these two fields has provided extensive insight into many areas of astronomy, including stellar evolution and tidal theory.

To date, stellar science meetings have predominantly focused on either asteroseismology, or binary star science. The importance of pulsating stars in binary systems has been highlighted by the growing number of publications in the field. Symposium S8 is thus dedicated to the emerging field of asteroseismology in multiple-star systems. The purpose of this symposium is to enable experts in the currently distinct fields to foster collaborations and coordinate efforts. We invite the community to submit abstracts for oral and poster contributions.


The symposium is composed of six sessions. The first session will be dedicated to reviewing binarity and asteroseismology from both a theoretical and observational perspective (3 talks total). The remaining five sessions will have one or two invited speakers for short review talks. The remaining time will be devoted to contributed talks and posters.

  • Review session
  • Spectroscopy: radial velocities, atmospheric parameters
  • Tidal interactions in binary systems and effects of pulsating binary stars on stellar evolution
  • Multiple star systems as asteroseismic calibrators
  • Main sequence pulsations in binary systems: solar-like, delta Scuti, gamma Doradus, etc
  • Post-main sequence pulsations in binary systems: red giants, subdwarf B stars, white dwarfs, etc

Invited speakers

  • Tamás Borkovits (Baja Astronomical Observatory)
  • Barbara Castanheira Endl (Baylor University)
  • Zhao Guo (KU Leuven)
  • Robert Izzard (Universiy of Surrey)
  • Saskia Hekker (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)
  • Dan Hey (University of Hawai'i)
  • Andrea Miglio (Universitŕ di Bologna)
  • Nikki Miller (Centrum Astronomiczne im M. Kopernika PAN)
  • Thierry Morel (Université de Ličge)
  • Simon J. Murphy (University of Southern Queensland)
  • Milena Ratajczak (IOA UAM)
  • Federico Spada (Universitŕ di Catania)
  • John Southworth (Keele University)
  • Andrew Tkachenko (KU Leuven)

Scientific organisers

  • Patrick Gaulme (Chair - Germany)
  • Paul Beck (Co-chair - Spain)
  • Kelly Hambleton (Co-chair - USA)
  • Orlagh Creevey (France)
  • Alexios Liakos (Greece)
  • Maria Pia Di Mauro (Italy)
  • Pierre Maxted (UK)


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Updated on Thu Feb 29 09:36:05 CET 2024