Adrian Ayala

Areas of interest:

  • Asteroseismology and light curve analysis
  • Rotating stars and the effects of rotation on pulsations

MSc in Physics from Seville University (Nuclear Physics)

PhD in Physics and Space Sciences from Granada and Rome-Tor Vergata universities

Main areas of expertise: Nuclear Physics, Stellar evolution, Stellar Models, Astroparticles, Asteroseismology.

His research is mainly focused on stellar models and Asteroseismology, and on the study of pulsations in rotationally distorted stars using novel algebraic techniques.

Selected publications:

Quark flavor effects on gluon and ghost propagators (Physical Review D, 2012)

Revisiting the Bound on Axion-Photon Coupling from Globular Clusters (Physical Review Letters, 2014)

Effects of Hidden Photons during the Red Giant Branch (RGB) Phase (2016, 11th Patras Workshop Proceedings.)

Beyond standard model particle constraint from stellar evolution (2017, PhD thesis)

Constraining dark photons with Asteroseismology  MNRAS491,409–416 (2020)                                                            doi:10.1093/mnras/stz3002

"Study of the effects of magnetic braking on the lithium abundances of the Sun and solar-type stars" (submitted to MNRAS. Under revision)