Adam Burgasser elected co-lead of LSST working group on Low-mass Stars and the Solar Neighborhood

Adam Burgasser has been elected as one of two lead organizers for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) science working group on Low-mass Stars and the Solar Neighborhood.  A member of the LSST Science Team since 2009, Adam will work with George State University colleague Todd Henry to define science goals and opportunities using what will be the most productive monitoring telescope ever created, capable of imaging the entire available sky every few nights. Construction for LSST is expected to begin in 2014.

Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi awarded Friends of the International Center Scholarship

Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi has been awarded a Friends of the International Center Graduate Scholarship for 2013-2014.  In her application, she describes her personal goal to promote science and scientific development in her home country of Peru.

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2012-13 lab members

Left to right: Adam Burgasser, Carl Melis, Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi, Dianna Cowern, Miriam Aberasturri, Christine Nicholls, Jason Morpeth, Luis

The newest members of Cool Star Lab include post-doctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduate students from four continents with at least four bi-lingual Spanish/English speakers. This may be our most diverse class yet. Welcome everyone!

Welcome to the Cool Star Lab!

Our research focuses on the properties of the lowest mass stars, brown dwarfs, and extrasolar planets. We use observational techniques to infer physical properties, study multiple systems, investigate magnetic activity, and measure population statistics. Our tools include spectroscopy, high-resolution imaging, radio interferometry, and monitoring.