Title

Progress in the study of pulsating subdwarf B stars

Abstract

During Kepler's main mission, nearly 20 pulsating subdwarf B (sdB: extreme horizontal branch stars) were discovered. Many of these stars were observed for three years, accumulating over 1.5 million observations. Only through these extended observations have we been able to identify pulsation modes, applying constraints for structure models. Discoveries include nearly-evenly-spaced asymptotic period overtones which represent the interior structure and rotationally-induced frequency multiplets from which we have learned that rotation periods are long, even when in short-period binaries. This paper reviews progress on observational constraints and highlights some of our discoveries including radially differential rotation, conflicting stratification indicators and mode lifetimes.

Department(s)

Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921316006165

Keywords

asteroseismology, Kepler

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Journal Title

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

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