Lowell Observatory Colloquia

From Exoplanets to Brown dwarfs: Structure and evolution of substellar objects

Isabelle Baraffe, University of Exeter

Lowell Observatory, Giclas Lecture Hall, April 11, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

I will describe our present understanding and current modelling of the internal structure and evolution of brown dwarfs and Extra-solar planets. I will also address the case of short-period, strongly irradiated planets and discuss some of the physical mechanisms which have been suggested to explain anomalously large observed radius. I will finally discuss the early evolution of planets versus brown dwarfs and I will critically analyse the suggestion that young planets should be fainter than young brown dwarfs.

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