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The Importance of Being Eccentric

Date: 10/12/ 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: CP 155
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Ann-Marie Madigan (JILA and Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Science, University of Colorado at 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. 
Host: Isaac Shlosman