Prelude to, and Nature of the Space Photometry Revolution

Ronald L. Gilliland

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It is now less than a decade since CoRoT initiated the space photometry revolution with breakthrough discoveries, and five years since Kepler started a series of similar advances. I'll set the context for this revolution noting the status of asteroseismology and exoplanet discovery as it was 15-25 years ago in order to give perspective on why it is not mere hyperbole to claim CoRoT and Kepler fostered a revolution in our sciences. Primary events setting up the revolution will be recounted. I'll continue with noting the major discoveries in hand, and how asteroseismology and exoplanet studies, and indeed our approach to doing science, have been forever changed thanks to these spectacular missions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number00001
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - Sep 23 2015
EventCoRoT Symposium 3, Kepler KASC-7 Joint Meeting on Space Photometry Revolution - Toulouse, France
Duration: Jul 6 2014Jul 11 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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