|Stephen Alexander||Faculty Profile »|
Computational Planetary Dynamics
My students and I perform numerical simulations with gravitational N-body codes to study a wide variety of problems in astrophysics. These have included the middle and late stages of planetary formation, problems associated with the formation of Uranus and
Last four Masters theses:
“An Application of N-Body Simulation to the Rotational Motion of Solar System Bodies,” Tiandan Wu, August 2008.
“General Relativity Effects for Extrasolar Systems with close in Gas Giants,” Sandipan Basu, August 2008.
“Formation of a Globular Cluster via Gravitational Capture,” Jeremy D. Hohertz, August 2008.
“Survivability of Planetary Satellites During Uranus-Neptune Ejection,” N. H. Selan, December 2008.