Trent J. Dupuy

Research Fellow


Selected Papers

“Distances, Luminosities, and Temperatures of the Coldest Known Substellar Objects.” 

Dupuy, T. J. and Kraus, A. L.  2013, Science Express, (arxiv)

“Hawaii Infrared Parallax Program. I. Ultracool Binaries and the L/T Transition.”

Dupuy, T. J. and Liu, M. C.  2012, ApJS, 201, 19 (arxiv); online data @ VizieR

“CFBDSIR J1458+1013B: A Very Cold (>T10) Brown Dwarf in a Binary System.''

Liu, M. C., Delorme, P., Dupuy, T. J., et al. 2011, ApJ, 740, 108 (arxiv)

“On the Distribution of Orbital Eccentricities for Very Low-Mass Binaries.”

Dupuy, T. J. and Liu, M. C.  2011, ApJ, 733, 122 (arxiv)

“Studying the Physical Diversity of Late-M Dwarfs with Dynamical Masses.”

Dupuy, T. J., Liu, M. C., Bowler, B. P., Cushing, M. C., Helling, Ch., Witte, S., Hauschildt, P. 2010, ApJ, 721, 1725 (arxiv)

“Dynamical Mass of the Young Substellar Benchmark Binary HD 130948BC.”

Dupuy, T. J., Liu, M. C., & Ireland, M. J. 2009, ApJ, 692, 729 (arxiv)

A complete listing of my publications can be found at NASA ADS or Google Scholar.

Press / Media

Movie of ultracool binary orbits shown during my talk at Cool Stars 18.  Colors of components correspond to their spectral types: late-M and early-L dwarfs are orange; dusty later type L dwarfs are pinkish red; and methane dominated T dwarfs are blue.

Keck Observatory Cosmic Matters article on things we’ve learned from brown dwarf binary orbits.  Press release on the discovery of a very cool binary CFBDSIR1458.

Artist conception of a Y dwarf.  Our parallaxes for Y dwarfs showed that they are indeed the coldest known brown dwarfs, but we also found that properties like convective mixing, surface gravity, or elemental abundances may play as important a role as temperature in driving the atmospheric chemistry of these possibly planetary-mass brown dwarfs.

Science magazine podcast; Astronomy magazine;; etc.