Title: Probing the Depths with 2MASS, Keck and HST
Speaker: Neill Reid
Abstract: The last 5 years have seen a revolution in our understanding of the frequency and physical characteristics of evry low-mass stars and brown dwarfs, thanks, in large part, to the new generation of near-infrared and optical sky surveys. I will describe some of the recent highlights, notably the limits which can be set on the form of the substellar mass function, the search for weather in brown dwarfs and the frequency of low-mass binaries.
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