Towards a new paradigm in the analysis of asteroseismic lightcurves

DOI: 
10.3389/fspas.2020.00012
Publication date: 
01/04/2020
Main author: 
Suárez, Juan Carlos
Authors: 
Suárez, Juan Carlos;Garrido, Rafael;Pascual-Granado, Javier;García Hernández, Antonio;de Franciscis, Sebastiano;Lares-Martiz, Mariel;Rodón, José R.
Journal: 
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
7
Pages: 
12
Abstract: 
This paper aims at being a provocative guide to the future of asteroseismology from the perspective of the analysis of time series, where the fundamentals of harmonic analysis are subjected to stress tests. In this context, we give an annotated summary of our research over the last decades on harmonic analysis of A-F stars. We discuss and explore the consequences of our findings, which may extend to any kind of pulsators. As well, we analyse the impact of this reconsideration on future asteroseismic studies, which would entail a paradigm shift. This includes a discussion on the presence of fractal behaviour in δ Sct stars, and how this can be used to develop a stopping criterion of the prewhitening process, as an alternative to SNR (or signficance) criterion. Drilling a scientific paradigm has its natural resilience, hence the path described here is being arduous, although fruitful at the same time.
Database: 
ADS
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2020FrASS...7...12S/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
2020FrASS...7...12S
Keywords: 
Asteroseismology-stars;Time series analyisis;harmonic analysis;Stars oscillations;fractal analysis;Stellar pulsations