Workshop presentations

TUESDAY, 28th June
The contribution of TNG to the study of very low-mass stars (E. Oliva)
SESSION 1: Low-Mass Cores and Protostars Chair: S. Goodwin
Submillimetre observations: Forming tiny objects in-situ (J. Greaves)
Low-luminosity protostars with Spitzer (J. Kauffmann)
How to identify the youngest protostars (D. Stamatellos)
Observational constrains on the initial conditions for ultralow-mass star formation (P. Andre)
Embedded substellar candidates and their environments (T. Huard)
Searching for proto-brown dwarfs (K. Covey)
SESSION 2: Substellar T Tauri Analogs Chair: D. Barrado y Navascues
T Tauri phase of young brown dwarfs (R. Jayawardhana)
Catching them young: accretion in brown dwarfs down to nearly planetary masses (S. Mohanty)
Rotation and variability of young very low-mass objects (A. Scholz)
Models of brown dwarfs: cloud formation and the MLTY spectral transition (F. Allard)
WEDNESDAY, 29th June
SESSION 3: ULM Formation Models and Simulations Chair: S. Viti
The formation of brown dwarfs (A. Whitworth)
ULM formation in turbulent clouds (P. Padoan)
Ejections and the distribution of brown dwarfs (S. Goodwin)
Convective radiation fluid-dynamics: Formation and early evolution of ultra-low-mass objects (G. Wuchterl)
Interaction between a hot Jupiter and its parent star ( P. G. Gu)
M dwarfs: planet formation and long-term evolution (F. Adams)
Triggered planet formation in young stellar clusters (I. Thies)
THURSDAY, 30th June
SESSION 4: Fundamental Properties of Brown Dwarfs Chair: R. Rebolo
The physical properties of very young brown dwarfs (G. Basri)
PoSSO-Physics of substellar objects: fundamental parameters (H. Jones)
Young jupiters are faint (J. Fortney)
Calibrating models of ultra low mass stars (A. Reiners)
AB Dor C: Observational calibration of theoretical cooling curves for young low-mass objects (E. Nielsen)
Theoretical modelling of optical and IR spectra of brown dwarfs and ultracool dwarfs (Y. Pavlenko)
Brown dwarf variability-expectations and current results (B. Goldman)
Law of the Sky: Problems and benefits in its application (J. Díaz Castro)
SESSION 5: Brown Dwarfs in Binaries Chair: B.R. Oppenheimer
Introduction of the Session (B.R. Oppenheimer)
On the origin and nature of brown dwarfs (P. Kroupa)
Very low mass stars in binaries: a theoretical look (E. Delgado)
The frequency of close binary systems among very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs (R. Jeffries)
Theory and the brown dwarf binary GJ 569Bab (M.R. Zapatero Osorio)
A coronographic search for brown dwarfs and planets around nearby stars (T. Nakajima)
The low-mass co-moving companion of GQ Lup (E. Guenther)
Ultracool dwarf binaries (H. Bouy)
Low mass companions to white dwarfs (J. Farihi)
FRIDAY, 1st July
SESSION 6: Brown Dwarfs in Clusters Chair: M.R. Zapatero Osorio
The Monitor project: searching for transiting brown dwarfs and planets in young open clusters (S. Hodgkin)
Confirming Trapezium cluster brown dwarfs with near-IR spectroscopy (G. Meeus)
A rich and diverse star-forming region: Lambda Orionis (D. Barrado y Navascues)
Studies of the substellar population in the Taurus cloud ( J. L. Monin)
12 new substellar members in Taurus, towards solving the brown dwarf deficit (S. Guieu)
Young brown dwarf candidates in the Serpens molecular cloud core (C. Eiroa)
The mass function of the young open cluster Collinder 359 (N. Lodieu)
The initial mass function in clusters (R. Rebolo)
The lower mass function of young open clusters: clues to (sub)stellar formation (E. Moraux)
Brown dwarf candidates in the Coma open cluster (S. Casewell)
SESSION 7: Future Facilities and Surveys Chair: J.L. Monin
Proper motion surveys in the infrared (N. Hambly)
NAHUAL: A high-resolution near-infrared spectrograph for the GTC optimised for studies of very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs (E. Martin)
The wide-field infrared survey explorer-WISE (A. Mainzer)