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Exploitation of Space Data for Innovative Helio- and Asteroseismology

Objective

Observations of oscillations on the solar and stellar surfaces have emerged as a unique and extremely powerful tool to gain information on, and understanding of, the processes in the Sun and stars, and the origin of the variability in the solar and stellar output.
Through helio- and asteroseismology detailed inferences of the internal structure and rotation of the Sun, and extensive information on the properties of a broad range of stars can be obtained.

Space-based observations play a leading role in helio- and asteroseismology, in close synergy with ground-based observations as well as theoretical modelling. Long observing sequences are essential for measuring the oscillation frequencies with the precision required, and to extract the lowest mode frequencies involved. The enormous value of long-term space-based observations has been demonstrated in the solar case by the joint ESA/NASA SOHO mission (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. This is now being followed by instruments on the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission.Large volumes of exquisite data on stellar oscillations of stars with a broad range of masses and ages are being collected by the CNES space mission CoRoT (Convection, Rotation and Transit) and the NASA Kepler mission.

Extensive Earth-based observations of solar oscillations have been undertaken with the GONG network (Global Oscillations Network Group) and the Birmingham Oscillation Network (BiSON) to ensure continuous monitoring. A asteroseismic network, SONG (Stellar Observations Network Group) is being established under Danish leadership. Equally important for asteroseismology is the availability of supplementary data on the stars from more traditional observations, to determine their surface temperature, composition, radius, etc. Only through a coordinated use of the space- and ground-based data can the full potential of helio- and asteroseismology be realized.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2012-1
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Coordinator

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR SONNENPHYSIK (KIS)
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Schoeneckstrasse 6
79104 Freiburg
Germany

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oskar Von Der Lühe (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 232 040

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INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 97 940
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jesús Burgos Martin (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 180 725
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Judas (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 294 870
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andreas Poprawa (Mr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 460
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gianpiero Tagliaferri (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 243 700
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 346 500
Address
Avenue De L Observatoire 61
75014 Paris

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christiane Adam (Mrs.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACAO EM ASTRONOMIA E ASTROFISICA DA UNIVERSIDADE DOPORTO ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 150 460
Address
Rua Das Estrelas
4150 762 Porto

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Administrative Contact
Elsa Silva (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 208 260
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 144 660
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bodil Mølgaard (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD XI
France
Address
Rue Georges Clemenceau 15
91405 Orsay

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Nicolas Lecompte
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

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Spain
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Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)
DET KONGELIGE BIBLIOTEK, NATIONALBIBLIOTEK OG KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITETSBIBLIOTEK
Denmark
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Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1
1221 København K

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Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard (Dr.)
CSILLAGASZATI ES FOLDTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
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Konkoly Thege Miklos Street 15-17
1121 Budapest

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Administrative Contact
Marta Toth (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES FOR RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY INC.
United States
Address
950 N Cherry Avenue
85719 Tucson

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Administrative Contact
Priscilla Piano (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH NONPROFIT CORPORATION
United States
Address
Center Green Drive 3090
80301 Boulder Co

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Administrative Contact
Beverly Broach (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carole Matthia (Mrs.)