Thursday, June 12 - Plenary Session

Name:  Kaitlin Kratter

Affiliation:  University of Arizona

Title:  Planet (or binary?) formation around cool stars

The distinction between planetary systems and binary systems is especially fraught for the lowest mass primaries. In this talk I will review the current population of ambiguous systems and describe how both binary and planet formation models are modified to accommodate cool stars and brown dwarfs as hosts. I will focus on the role of pre-stellar cores and star forming environments in the star and planet formation process.