From the Sun to Jupiter: Evolution of Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs down to Planetary Masses

  • Isabelle Baraffe
  • Gilles Chabrier
  • France Allard
  • Peter Hauschildt
Conference paper
Part of the ESO Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)


We present current models for low mass stars and substellar objects down to planetary masses and discuss the success and remaining uncertainties of the theory. We focus on early evolutionary phases during the first ~ 10 Myr, covering for stars the initial deuterium burning phase to the zero-age Main Sequence. Uncertainties of models at young ages due to the choice of initial conditions are emphasized.


Evolutionary Track Planetary Mass Early Evolutionary Phasis Young Object Accretion Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabelle Baraffe
    • 1
  • Gilles Chabrier
    • 1
  • France Allard
    • 1
  • Peter Hauschildt
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole Normale SupérieureLyon Cedex 07France
  2. 2.Center for Simulational PhysicsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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