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The Importance of Being Eccentric

Ann-Marie Madigan

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

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