The asteroseismic scaling relations for the frequency of maximum oscillation power, vmax, and the large frequency separation, Δν, provide an easy way to directly determine the masses and radii of stars with detected solar-like oscillations. With the vast amount of data available from the CoRoT and Kepler missions, the convenience of the scaling relations has resulted in their wide-spread use. But how valid are the scaling relations when applied to red giants, which have a substantially different structure than the Sun? Verifying the scaling relations empirically requires independent measurements. We report on the current state and future prospects of interferometric tests of the scaling relations.
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EPJ Web of Conferences
White, T., Aguirre, V., Boyajian, T., Creevey, O., Huber, D., Von Braun, K., Bedding, T., Elsworth, Y., Hekker, S., Stello, D., & Weiss, A. (2015). Testing Asteroseismic Scaling Relations with Interferometry. EPJ Web of Conferences, 101 https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201510106068