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MarieJo Goupil

Seismic probe of transport processes in red giants

(Volume 88 - Année 2019 — Actes de colloques — How Much to we Trust Stellar Models ? - September 2018 - Liège, Belgium)
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Mots-clés : étoiles, oscillations, intérieurs, évolution, astérosismologie


Seismic data obtained with the space photometric CoRoT and Kepler instruments have led to a unprecendently precise characterization- in terms of masses and ages- of a large sample of post main sequence stars (low mass subgiant and red giants). The high quality of the collected seismic data and the subsequent theoretical work for interpreting them brought up a series of issues which revealed that our knowledge of the internal properties of red giant stars remains quite limited. Two such important issues are discussed here, namely mixing beyond the convective core of helium burning red giant stars and evolution of internal angular momentum for post main sequence stars. This includes how they were diagnosed and what are the resulting improvements in our understanding regarding these issues (or rather how far we are from a proper understanding and realistic modelling of the structure and evolution of post main sequence stars).

Keywords : stars, oscillations, interiors, evolution, asteroseismology, red giants

To cite this article

MarieJo Goupil, «Seismic probe of transport processes in red giants», Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège [En ligne], Volume 88 - Année 2019, Actes de colloques, How Much to we Trust Stellar Models ? - September 2018 - Liège, Belgium, 115- 146 URL :

About: MarieJo Goupil

LESTA, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon, France and CNRS, PSL Research, Pierre et Marie Curie and Denis Diderot universities,