CoRoT Symposium 3, Kepler KASC-7 joint meeting
6-11 Jul 2014 Toulouse (France)
Thursday 10
Session 4 - Multiple systems and star-planet interactions
Don Kurtz (chair)
› 9:50 - 10:10 (20min)
Pulsations in close binaries: challenges and opportunities
Carla Maceroni  1@  , Ronaldo Da Silva  1@  , Holger Lehmann  2  , Josefina Montalban  3  
1 : INAF - Osservatorio astronomico di Roma  (INAF-OAR)  -  Website
via Frascati 33 - Monte Porzio Catone -  Italy
2 : Thuringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg  (TLS)
3 : Free Lance  (Free Lance)

CoRoT and Kepler have provided a precious by-product: a number of eclipsing binaries containing variable stars and, among these, non-radial pulsators. This providential occurrence allows combining independent information from two different phenomena whose synergy yields scientific results well beyond those from the single sources. In particular, the analysis of pulsations throws light on the internal structure of the pulsating component, on the system evolution, and on the role of tidal forces in exciting the oscillations. I will present the results of a few case studies illustrating the method of analysis and the achievements in this rapidly developing field.

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