Ultralow-mass star formation and evolution workshop

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Fundación Galileo Galilei - INAF (operating the Italian Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG)) are pleased to announce the Scientific Workshop "Ultralow-mass star formation and evolution", which will be held from June 28th through 1st July 2005 at the Hotel La Palma Princess in the Canary Islands, Spain. See La Palma maps here and here.

Scientific objetives

The main goal of this 4-day workshop is to bring together researchers in the fields of brown dwarfs, extrasolar planets, star formation and planet formation. There will be a few overview talks, some focused invited talks, and lots of time for informal discussion. Joint discussions will cover topics such as the comparison between observational and theoretical spectra, and the complementarity of current and future surveys for ultralow-mass objects (CFHTLS, UKIDSS, Spitzer) and the follow-up of the candidates that they will produce using GTC, TNG and other telescopes.

ULMSF05 Workshop official poster

The following topics will be covered:

A special evening session will be dedicated to celebrating the 10th anniversary of the discoveries of Gl 229B and Teide 1.

Scientific organizing committee

Local organizing committee


11 May 2005 Pre-registration (compulsory for oral presentations)
Submission of abstracts
Early registration fee
9 June 2005 Closing date for Hotel booking
Late registration fee