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Observations, Statistics, and Origin of Multiple Stars
October 2, 201511:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)

Observations, Statistics, and Origin of Multiple Stars


Andre Tokovinin (CTIO)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

The classical and “rusty” field of binary stars is living a renaissance driven by new technological capabilities (highresolution imaging, precise radial velocities), interest in exo-planets, and the need to piece together formation of stars, multiple systems, and planets into a common coherent picture. In this talk Dr. Tokovinin will review observational work done recently on solar-type binaries, and the multiplicity statistics in different mass regimes, from late-M dwarfs to O-type stars. New clues to binary formation have been found as a result.

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