Research Interests

  • Asteroseismology of pre-main sequence stars
  • Early stellar evolution
  • Asteroseismology of "classical pulsators" (Slowly Pulsating B, delta Scuti and gamma Doradus stars)
  • Chemical abundances from high resolution spectroscopy
  • Astrophysics from space missions MOST, CoRoT, Kepler, and BRITE-Constellation
  • Future space missions: TESS, PLATO

List of publications & Links

Recent scientific News

Echography of young stars reveals their evolution

Zwintz, K. et al., 2014, Science 345, 550

Zwintz, K. et al., 2014, Science 345, 550

We recently revealed a connection between the pulsational properties of pre-main sequence stars and their relative evolutionary stage. The picture shows that the younger and, hence, still larger the pre-main sequence star is, the slower it pulsates. The further a young star evolves towards the zero-age main sequence (i.e., the onset of hydrogen core burning), the faster it pulsates.

Organisation of the Second BRITE-Constellation Science Conference in Innsbruck, Austria

The Second BRITE-Constellation Science Conference "small satellites - big science" took place in Innsbruck, Austria, from Aug 22 to 26, 2016.

For more information please follow the link to the conference webpage given here.