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Brown Dwarfs come of Age

The international conference “Brown Dwarfs come of Age”, will be held from May 20 to May 24, 2013 in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands).

Main Topics:

  • Formation and early evolution of brown dwarfs
  • Angular momentum and disk evolution in very low mass systems
  • Large scale surveys
  • Deep surveys
  • Brown dwarfs in binary systems
  • The lower end of the IMF
  • Planets around brown dwarfs
  • Ultracool atmospheres
  • Spectroscopy of brown dwarfs
  • Time domain phenomena in brown dwarfs: activity and weather
  • Oncoming and future projects in the substellar world
  • The brown dwarfs-exoplanet connection

Invited Speakers:

  • France Allard
  • Catarina Alves de Oliveira
  • Jean-Philippe Beaulieu
  • Ben Burningham
  • Gaël Chauvin
  • Avril Day-Jones
  • Philippe Delorme
  • John Gizis
  • Quinn Konopacky
  • Eduardo L. Martín
  • Francesco Palla
  • David Pinfield
  • Basmah Riaz
  • Víctor Sánchez Béjar
  • Aleks Scholz
  • Eduard I. Vorobyov

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Juan M. Alcalá
  • Gibor Basri
  • Phan Bao Ngoc
  • Michael Bessel
  • Adam Burgasser
  • Christiane Helling
  • Antonio Magazzù (co-chair)
  • Eduardo L. Martín (co-chair)
  • Estelle Moraux
  • Rafael Rebolo
  • Beate Stelzer

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Antonio Magazzù (chair)
  • Mave Martín Rodríguez
  • Avet Harutyunyan
  • Nauzet Hernández
  • Enrique de Ferra
  • Míriam Aberasturi

This meeeting has been promoted by the Fundación Galileo Galilei-INAF, which also hosts the hedquarters of the organization and will offer grants for colleagues from economically less privileged countries and young scientists.


For more information, please connect to: Brown Dwarf come of Age website.