Outreach talk by HITS group leader Saskia Hekker about asteroseismology and how stars sound
At the “Open Day” 2022, HITS group leader Saskia Hekker (Theory and Observations of Stars TOS) gave an outreach talk in the Studio Villa Bosch on the topic “news from the inside the stars”. She explained how we can explore the inside of stars, beneath the opaque stellar surface. She even showed how different stars “sound.”
HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.