Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 9HT
So Simple a Thing as a Star
Dr Robert Smith (Emeritus Reader, Physics and Astronomy, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex)
This quotation from Sir Arthur Eddington’s classic 1926 book on stellar structure at first seems a remarkable claim. However, in fact in some ways stars are indeed simple, and we probably know more about the internal structure of stars than we know about the Earth. This talk explores why stars are simple, and explains our current ideas about their structure.
For biographical information, please refer to Orbit No. 349 (February 2015).