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Milky Way's substellar population

Koraljka Mužic

There are at least 100 billion brown dwarfs and planetary-mass objects in our Galaxy - objects that are not orbiting a star and have masses between that of Jupiter and of the lowest mass stars (~80 MJup). Several theories for their formation have been proposed, but which is the dominant one is still unknown and is expected to vary with mass and environment. In this talk, I will present a series of observational efforts with a common goal of understanding the Milky Way's substellar population, focusing on the substellar Initial Mass Function over a variety of star-forming environments, and the search for free-floating planetary-mass objects in nearby star-forming regions.

2024 June 21, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia