CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2007
 22 March 2007

22 March 2007

Speaker: Kevin Luhman (Pennsylvania State University)

Title: The Origin of Brown Dwarfs

Abstract: I review the latest observational constraints on the process of brown dwarf formation, which include measurements of the initial mass function, binarity, circumstellar environment (disks, accretion, envelopes), and spatial distributions at birth of brown dwarfs. These properties are compared to comparable measurements for stars and to predictions of theories for the formation of brown dwarfs.

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