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

Rojas-Ayala, B. and Hilton, E. J. and Mann, A. W. and Lépine, S. and Gaidos, E. and Bonfils, X. and Helling, Ch. and Henry, T. J. and Rogers, L. A. and von Braun, K. and Youdin, A. (2013) M dwarf stars in the light of (future) exoplanet searches. Astronomische Nachrichten, 334 (1-2). pp. 155-158. ISSN 0004-6337.

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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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Mann, A. W.0000-0003-3654-1602
Lépine, S.0000-0002-2437-2947
Gaidos, E.0000-0002-5258-6846
Bonfils, X.0000-0001-9003-8894
Rogers, L. A.0000-0003-0638-3455
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Additional Information:© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Received 2012 Aug 15, accepted 2012 Dec 5. Published online 2013 Feb 1. The authors thank the CS17 SOC for the opportunity to hold this productive splinter session and the anonymous referee for her/his constructive comments. ChH highlights financial support of the European Community under the FP7 by an ERC starting grant. BR gratefully acknowledges the CS17 Early Career Travel Grant provided by the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
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Subject Keywords: stars: planetary systems; stars: late-type; stars: fundamental parameters
Issue or Number:1-2
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Official Citation:Rojas-Ayala, B., Hilton, E.J., Mann, A.W., Lépine, S., Gaidos, E., Bonfils, X., Helling, Ch., Henry, T.J., Rogers, L. A., von Braun, K. and Youdin, A. (2013), M dwarf stars in the light of (future) exoplanet searches. Astron. Nachr., 334: 155–158. doi: 10.1002/asna.201211760
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
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