The Opposite of Big: An introduction to low-mass stellar companions
|Date/Time:||Friday, 02 Apr 2010 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm|
|Location:||3 Physics Hall|
Recent advances in observing techniques intended to find planets outside of our solar system have made possible the search for objects that were previously extremely difficult to detect: brown dwarfs.
These objects are larger in mass than planets but smaller than true stars. Two types of low-mass objects are particularly interesting: so- called "L" and "T" dwarfs. This talk will be an introduction to these objects and the techniques used to discern their properties.