Title: 100 Years of the Blazhko Phenomenon: Is the Solution in Sight?
Other Titles: (invited review talk, keynote talk)
Authors: Kolenberg, Katrien
Issue Date: 2008
Series Title: ROMANIAN ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL vol:18 issue:Supplement
Conference: Sub-Regional European Astronomical Committee University of Athens Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy Proceedings of the Astro-Meeting LATEST PROGRESS IN ASTROPHYSICS edition:5 location:Athens, Greece date:5–6 October 2007
Abstract: On the centenary of the discovery of the Blazhko effect, it is time to give a rundown of what progress has been made over the past decades in the understanding of the phenomenon.
The Blazhko effect is a periodic amplitude and/or phase modulation of the light curve, shown by a large fraction of the astrophysically important RR Lyrae stars. Despite numerous devoted observational studies and elaborate models attempting to reproduce the modulation, it still defies a definitive explanation. I present an overview of the observational and theoretical status of studies devoted to the phenomenon, and conclude with the present status.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: RE
Appears in Collections:Institute of Astronomy

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