Institute of Astronomy

What Can We Learn by Evolving the Host Star?

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Eva Villaver28 July 2014Across HR 2014 Talks


Evolved planetary systems offer unique opportunities, when compared with their main-sequence counterparts, to understand a wide variety of star-planet interaction processes including orbital evolution, instability, and tidal interactions. As the star evolves off the main sequence, planets are expected to move into new orbital configurations, fall into the stellar envelope, and even evaporate. I will review these stellar-induced changes from a theoretical perspective.