Matija Cuk

Matija Cuk
Research Scientist
Degree/Major: 
Ph.D. in Astronomy and Space Science, B.S. in Astrophysics
Curriculum Vitae: 
Discipline: 
Solar System Dynamics
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Orbital evolution of outer Solar System satellites

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.