Tim White

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Stellar Astrophysics Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus Unviersity.

My research has found me at the intersection of the fields of asteroseismology and long-baseline optical interferometry. These are two of the most powerful techniques of modern stellar astrophysics, made possible due to recent advances in instrumentation. I have made use of data provided by the NASA Space Telescope Kepler to study stellar oscillations and used the PAVO instrument at the CHARA interferometric array on Mt Wilson, California to precisely determine the parameters of several Kepler stars. By studying the oscillations of stars asteroseismically, and measuring angular diameters with interferometry, fundamental stellar parameters such as mass, radius, and effective temperature may be determined with great precision and accuracy. Determining these constraints is crucial for testing stellar models, through which we understand stellar structure and evolution.



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