Scientific Programme (Preliminary)

Preliminary scientific programme in PDF format

MONDAY, 27th June
18:00-20:30 Registration
18:30-20:00 Welcome Cocktail
TUESDAY, 28th June
09:00-09:30 The contribution of TNG to the study of very low-mass stars (E. Oliva)
SESSION 1: Low-Mass Cores and Protostars Chair: S. Goodwin
09:30-10:00 Submillimetre observations: Forming tiny objects in-situ (J. Greaves)
10:00-10:20 Low-luminosity protostars with Spitzer (J. Kauffmann)
10:20-10:40 How to identify the youngest protostars (D. Stamatellos)
10:40-11:00 Coffee-break
11:00-11:30 Observational constrains on the initial conditions for ultralow-mass star formation (P. Andre)
11:30-12:00 Embedded substellar candidates and their environments (T. Huard)
12:00-12:20 Searching for proto-brown dwarfs (K. Covey)
12:20-16:30 Lunch break
SESSION 2: Substellar T Tauri Analogs Chair: D. Barrado y Navascues
16:30-17:00 T Tauri phase of young brown dwarfs (R. Jayawardhana)
17:00-17:30 Catching them young: accretion in brown dwarfs down to nearly planetary masses (S. Mohanty)
17:30-17:50 Rotation and variability of young very low-mass objects (A. Scholz)
17:50-18:20 Models of brown dwarfs: cloud formation and the MLTY spectral transition (F. Allard)
18:20-20:00 Poster Session
WEDNESDAY, 29th June
SESSION 3: ULM Formation Models and Simulations Chair: S. Viti
09:00-09:30 The formation of brown dwarfs (A. Whitworth)
09:30-10:00 ULM formation in turbulent clouds (P. Padoan)
10:00-10:20 Ejections and the distribution of brown dwarfs (S. Goodwin)
10:20-10:40 Convective radiation fluid-dynamics: Formation and early evolution of ultra-low-mass objects (G. Wuchterl)
10:40-11:00 Interaction between a hot Jupiter and its parent star ( P. G. Gu)
11:00-11:30 M dwarfs: planet formation and long-term evolution (F. Adams)
11:30-11:50 Triggered planet formation in young stellar clusters (I. Thies)
11:50- Visit to the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos
THURSDAY, 30th June
SESSION 4: Fundamental Properties of Brown Dwarfs Chair: R. Rebolo
09:00-09:30 The physical properties of very young brown dwarfs (G. Basri)
09:30-10:00 PoSSO-Physics of substellar objects: fundamental parameters (H. Jones)
10:00-10:30 Young jupiters are faint (J. Fortney)
10:30-11:00 Coffee-break and Poster Session
11:00-11:20 Calibrating models of ultra low mass stars (A. Reiners)
11:20-11:50 AB Dor C: Observational calibration of theoretical cooling curves for young low-mass objects (E. Nielsen)
11:50-12:20 Theoretical modelling of optical and IR spectra of brown dwarfs and ultracool dwarfs (Y. Pavlenko)
12:20-12:50 Brown dwarf variability-expectations and current results (B. Goldman)
12:50-13:05 Law of the Sky: Problems and benefits in its application (J. Díaz Castro)
13:05-15:00 Poster Session and Lunch break
SESSION 5: Brown Dwarfs in Binaries Chair: B.R. Oppenheimer
15:00-15:10 Introduction of the Session (B.R. Oppenheimer)
15:10-15:40 On the origin and nature of brown dwarfs (P. Kroupa)
15:40-16:00 Very low mass stars in binaries: a theoretical look (E. Delgado)
16:00-16:20 The frequency of close binary systems among very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs (R. Jeffries)
16:20-16:40 Coffee-break
16:40-17:00 Theory and the brown dwarf binary GJ 569Bab (M.R. Zapatero Osorio)
17:00-17:30 A coronographic search for brown dwarfs and planets around nearby stars (T. Nakajima)
17:30-18:00 The low-mass co-moving companion of GQ Lup (E. Guenther)
18:00-18:40 Ultracool dwarf binaries (H. Bouy)
18:40-19:00 Low mass companions to white dwarfs (J. Farihi)
19:20-24:00 Closing Dinner at Patio del Vino & Visit to Bodegas Teneguía
FRIDAY, 1st July
SESSION 6: Brown Dwarfs in Clusters Chair: M.R. Zapatero Osorio
09:00-09:30 The Monitor project: searching for transiting brown dwarfs and planets in young open clusters (S. Hodgkin)
09:30-09:50 Confirming Trapezium cluster brown dwarfs with near-IR spectroscopy (G. Meeus)
09-50-10:10 A rich and diverse star-forming region: Lambda Orionis (D. Barrado y Navascues)
10:10-10:40 Coffee-break and Poster session
10:40-11:10 Studies of the substellar population in the Taurus cloud ( J. L. Monin)
11:10-11:30 12 new substellar members in Taurus, towards solving the brown dwarf deficit (S. Guieu)
11:30-11:50 Young brown dwarf candidates in the Serpens molecular cloud core (C. Eiroa)
11:50-12:20 The mass function of the young open cluster Collinder 359 (N. Lodieu)
12:20-12:40 The initial mass function in clusters (R. Rebolo)
12:40-13:10 The lower mass function of young open clusters: clues to (sub)stellar formation (E. Moraux)
13:10-13:30 Brown dwarf candidates in the Coma open cluster (S. Casewell)
13:30-16:00 Lunch break
SESSION 7: Future Facilities and Surveys Chair: J.L. Monin
16:00-16:30 Proper motion surveys in the infrared (N. Hambly)
16:30-16:50 NAHUAL: A high-resolution near-infrared spectrograph for the GTC optimised for studies of very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs (E. Martin)
16:50-17:10 The wide-field infrared survey explorer-WISE (A. Mainzer)
17:10- Closing remarks (R. Jameson)