Astro Lunch: Jamie Tayar (Hawaii)

October 2, 2020 - 12:00pm

How much should you trust stellar models?

Stellar models are used for a wide range of purposes from characterizing extrasolar planets to untangling the history of our own and other galaxies. Unfortunately, there are still significant uncertainties in the physics of these models.  I will discuss how we model stellar interiors, and what that means for ability to accurately and precisely estimate stellar parameters. I will also show that large photometric and spectroscopic surveys have significantly improved our understanding of stellar convection, rotation, and mixing in the past few years. Finally, I will discuss how this improved physical understanding impacts the utility of stellar models, including the estimation of stellar ages.

Location and Address

Zoom ID: 916 5119 3099

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