Red giants as probes of the structure and evolution of the milky way

Academia Belgica

15-17 November 2010



You can have a look at a few photos taken during the workshop by clicking here (many thanks to Paul Beck!)

Proceedings of the workshop will be published in Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings. Please submit your contribution (up to 10 pages) by the end of January by email to us. The latex template can be found here.
A printed copy of the volume will be sent to all participants.

Aim of the workshop

Exciting results are blooming, thanks to a convergence between unprecedented asteroseismic data obtained by the satellites CoRoT and KEPLER, and state-of-the-art models of the internal structure of red giants and of galactic evolution.

The pulsation properties now available for thousands of red giants promise to add valuable and independent constraints to current models of structure and evolution of our galaxy. Such a close connection between these domains opens a new very promising gate in our understanding of stars and galaxies. We think time has come to put our expertise and efforts together: this is precisely the object of this small workshop.


For any further information or need please contact:

Andrea Miglio email:
phone: +32 4 366 9730
address: Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique et Océanographie
Allée du 6 Août, 17 - Bât B5c
B4000 Liège, Belgium

Josefina Montalbán email:
phone: +32 4 366 9765

Arlette Noels email:
phone: +32 4 366 9725

Joris De Ridder email:
phone: +32 16 327 090
address: Instituut voor Sterrenkunde
Celestijnenlaan 200D BUS 2401
B3001 Leuven, Belgium