In 2010, myself and co-founders Emily Rice and Kelle Cruz, combined our similar scientific interests related to the study of low-mass stars, brown dwarfs, and exoplanets and founded the working research group entitled Brown Dwarf New York City (BDNYC). We are currently engaged in comparative brown dwarf/exoplanet studies and are primarily interested in exploiting the properties of well-characterized brown dwarfs for the purpose of disentangling age, metallicity, gravity, and atmospheric effects on their observables. We invite researchers in the New York Metropolitan area and beyond to join in collaborative meetings and journal clubs. Our group is centered at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The first results emerging from the BDNYC are:

Students engaged in research projects directly related to the BDNYC maintain a blog at where they document daily progress.

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