If you're generally interested in asteroseismology, you might enjoy the review I wrote for Astronomy & Geophysics, magazine of the Royal Astronomical Society, in 2023.
If you'd like an introduction the asteroseismic surface effect, have a look at the proceedings of a review talk I gave in 2017.
- W.H.Ball '@' bham.ac.uk
|2023 —||Research Software Engineer, University of Birmingham, Advanced Research Computing|
|2017 — 2022||Postdoc, University of Birmingham, School of Physics and Astronomy|
Group: Solar and Stellar Physics
|2012 — 2016||Postdoc, Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen|
Group: Physics of the interior of the Sun and Sun-like stars
|2008 — 2012||PhD in Astronomy, University of Cambridge
Thesis: Quasi-stars and the Schönberg—Chandrasekhar limit
|2007 — 2008||MSc in Astrophysics, University College London|
|2003 — 2006||BSc (Hons) in Theoretical Physics, University of Cape Town|
- is a set of Python modules for reading (and sometimes writing) input and output from a number of stellar evolution and oscillation codes.
- simulates light curves of solar-like oscillators.
- is a Python module for retrieving data from the MESA Isochrones and Stellar Tracks (MIST) database of stellar models.
- is a (partial) re-implementation of AIMS, which interpolates in a grid of stellar model data (including mode frequencies) to determine stars' properties.
- is a Python module that computes eigenfunctions and eigenfrequencies for spheres assuming the sound speed is a piecewise constant function.
- is a widely-used stellar evolution
codesoftware instrument. I was invited to join the development team in 2017. Most of my contributions are to the asteroseismology module.
- is a widely-used stellar oscillation code.
I have a few experimental projects that I chip away at when I find time.