32 Illustrations, color; 37 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 168 p. 69 illus., 32 illus. in color.
Table Of Contents
The Theoretical Prediction of the Existence of Brown Dwarfs by Shiv S. Kumar.- Pre-Main Sequence Evolution and the Hydrogen Burning Minimum Mass.- Brown is Not a Color: Introduction of the Term 'Brown Dwarf'.- Teide 1 and the Discovery of Brown Dwarfs.- The Discovery of the First Lithium Brown Dwarf: PPl 15.- Companions of Stars: From Other Stars to Brown Dwarfs to Planets.- Ultracool Objects: L, T, and Y Dwarfs.- Latest News on the Physics of Brown Dwarfs.
Dr. Viki Joergens is research staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany. She is also Margarete von Wrangell Fellow and EC Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow. Her research focuses on brown dwarfs and very low-mass stars. She was member of the SOC of several workshops and sessions on brown dwarfs and very low-mass stars.