M dwarf stars in the light of (future) exoplanet searches - INSU - Institut national des sciences de l'Univers Access content directly
Journal Articles Astronomical Notes / Astronomische Nachrichten Year : 2013

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

B. Rojas-Ayala
  • Function : Author
E. J. Hilton
  • Function : Author
A. W. Mann
  • Function : Author
S. Lépine
  • Function : Author
E. Gaidos
  • Function : Author
Ch. Helling
  • Function : Author
T. J. Henry
  • Function : Author
L. A. Rogers
  • Function : Author
K. von Braun
  • Function : Author
A. Youdin
  • Function : Author


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.

Dates and versions

insu-03617515 , version 1 (23-03-2022)



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⟩
8 View
0 Download



Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More