Ph.D. in Astronomy and Space Science, B.S. in Astrophysics
Solar System Dynamics
“Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.” Thomas Henry Huxley
This proposal focuses on the dynamics of satellites orbiting three outer Solar System objects: Jupiter, Saturn and the dwarf planet Haumea. The proposed work is divided into three main themes, each dealing with one of the above systems. In each case we use dynamical models to uncover the past of the system.