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Warrick Ball (Birmingham): Preparing for the TESS-era of asteroseismology

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Location: PS128

The asteroseismology of solar-like oscillators has undergone a revolution as a result of space-based observations from COROT and Kepler. The data deluge is set to continue in 2019 once data starts becoming available from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). I shall describe our preparations in Birmingham to analyse the expected haul of solar-like oscillators from TESS, starting with our construction of a mock sample of artificial TESS-like lightcurves on which to test new and updated analysis pipelines. I shall then describe the principles behind our pipelines and close with a few remarks on the longer-term future of the field, particularly ESA's PLATO mission (planned launch 2026).

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