Evry Schatzman School 2013

The Ages of Stars


EDP Sciences - Collection: EAS Publication Series - December 2014

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    Stellar age-dating is key to understand how the different components of the Universe were formed and evolve both dynamically and chemically. The topic covers a broad range of astrophysical domains, including the formation and evolution of exoplanets, stellar physics, formation and evolution of the Galaxy, galaxies, and cosmology. Since a direct measurement of the ages of stars is not possible, several methods are used to age-date stars on the basis of theoretical models or empirical relations. The recent  availability of unprecedented, high-quality observational data has allowed to develop new age-dating methods. In that respect, with the asteroseismic data recently delivered by the CoRoT and Kepler space-borne missions, stellar interiors can be probed in-depth, stellar models can be improved, and new age diagnostics can be implemented. In turn, the precision and accuracy on the age determination of many stars has been considerably improved, but progress still has to be made. This volume offers lectures given by world experts in the field during the Evry Schatzman School on Stellar Physics (EES 2013) held in Roscoff, France. The multiple facets of stellar age-dating are reviewed and the status of the  capabilities of age-dating methods is given. These reviews of the present strengths and weaknesses of stellar age-dating are intended to facilitate the interpretation of forthcoming observational data such as those that will be provided by the Gaia and PLATO ESA space-missions. Therefore this book will be a valuable reference for researchers and students in the coming years.

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