The Importance of Being Eccentric
University of Colorado Boulder
The dynamics of bodies on eccentric orbits largely determines the evolution of planetary systems and stars near massive black holes. In this talk I will review eccentric dynamics and demonstrate wide-ranging implications such as the orbital clustering of Kuiper Belt objects in the outer solar system (which motivates the planet nine hypothesis), ? double? galactic nuclei, and the tidal disruptions of stars by massive black holes in post-merger galaxies.
Date: Tuesday, 6 November 2018 Time: 15:30 Where: McGill University McGill Space Institute (3550 University), Conference Room