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M dwarf stars in the light of (future) exoplanet searches

Abstract : We present a brief overview of a splinter session on M dwarf stars as planet hosts that was organized as part of the Cool Stars 17 conference. The session was devoted to reviewing our current knowledge of M dwarf stars and exoplanets in order to prepare for current and future exoplanet searches focusing in low mass stars. We review the observational and theoretical challenges to characterize M dwarf stars and the importance of accurate fundamental parameters for the proper characterization of their exoplanets and our understanding on planet formation.
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B. Rojas-Ayala, E. J. Hilton, A. W. Mann, S. Lépine, E. Gaidos, et al.. M dwarf stars in the light of (future) exoplanet searches. Astronomical Notes / Astronomische Nachrichten, 2013, 334, pp.155. ⟨10.1002/asna.201211760⟩. ⟨insu-03617515⟩

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