De fuscis pusillis astris
et giganteis exoplanetis


The project "Physics of Low Mass Stars, the Search and Characterization of Brown Dwarfs and Extrasolar Planets" (P06/95), is supported by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, a centre for research, technological development and training of researchers, engineers and technicians located in the Canary Islands, Spain, in the middle of Atlantic Ocean.

The group is formed by nine researchers. We keep active collaborations with researchers in another nine institutes. Our aim is to search and characterize substellar objects, including brown dwarfs, isolated planetary mass objects (IPMOs) in clusters and the exoplanet candidates detected via Doppler, and to understand their formation and evolution. Our areas of interest can be found going back to our home and clicking the titles on the right of the image.

If you want to contact us, send an e-mail to: José Antonio Caballero.

Members and collaborators

Present members at the
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias:

Víctor J. S. Béjar (Gran Telescopio Canarias Support Astronomer),
Gabriel Bihain (Ph.D. student, IAC-FPU),
Hervé Bouy (Post-doc, IAC),
José Antonio Caballero H. (Ph.D. student, IAC-Resident Astronomer),
Carolina Domínguez C. (Ph.D. student, IAC-FPI),
Alexandra Ecuvillon (Ph.D. student, IAC-Resident Astronomer),
Ramón García López (Staff Researcher, IAC-ULL),
Garik Israelian (Associated Astronomer, IAC-R&C),
Eduardo L. Martín E. (Staff Researcher, IAC),
Rafael Rebolo L. (Professor, IAC-CSIC-Principal Investigator).

Present collaborators:
Coryn A. L. Bailer-Jones (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany),
David Barrado y Navascués (Laboratorio de Astrofísica Espacial y Física Fundamental, España),
Anastasio Díaz (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, España),
Jochen Eislöffel (Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany),
Nelson Falcón (Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela),
Javier Licandro (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias-Isaac Newton Group, España),
Michel Mayor (Observatoire de Genève, Switzerland),
Josefina Montalbán (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy),
Reinhard Mundt (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany),
Yakiv V. Pavlenko (Main Astronomical Observatory of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Ukraine),
Antonio Pérez (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, España),
Nuno C. Santos (Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa/CAAUL, Portugal),
Isidro Villó (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, España),
María Rosa Zapatero Osorio (Laboratorio de Astrofísica Espacial y Física Fundamental, España).

Other collaborators in the past:
Gibor Basri (Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Hans J. Deeg (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, España),
Xavier Delfosse (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, Observatoire de Grenoble, France)
Thierry Forveille (Canada-France-Hawai'i Telescope, USA)
Richard F. Jameson (University of Leicester, UK),
Antonio Magazzù (INAF - Telescopio Nazionale Galileo/Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Italia)