Brown Dwarfs were first theoretically predicted in 1960s and were detected in 1994. These celestial objects sometimes referred to as “failed stars”. Though they may have evolved as stars, they lack the needed mass to burn hydrogen and therefore simply die out as cold objects. Due to their low mass there may be a link between stars and planets. Studying them will throw light on birth and evolution of Brown Dwarfs and planets alike.
Research at The University of Central Florida deals with charaterisation of L and T dwarfs and binaries, and search for planets around Very Low Mass (VLM) stars and Brown Dwarfs.
The research at the University of Central Florida is carried out by Dr. M Montgomery.