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Jack Wisdom

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Jack Wisdom (born 1953) is a Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [1]

36 relations: American Astronomical Society, Brouwer Award (Division on Dynamical Astronomy), California Institute of Technology, Celestial mechanics, Chaos theory, Division on Dynamical Astronomy, Dynamics (mechanics), Geometric phase, Gerald Jay Sussman, Harold C. Urey Prize, Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy, Hyperion (moon), Icarus (journal), Kirkwood gap, Lubbock, Texas, MacArthur Fellows Program, MacArthur Foundation, Mars, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Matthew J. Holman, Moon, N-body problem, Nature (journal), Peter Goldreich, Planetary science, Pluto, Rice University, Science (journal), Solar System, Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics, Symplectic integrator, The Astronomical Journal, Thesis, United States, University of Wales, 3402 Wisdom.

American Astronomical Society

The American Astronomical Society (AAS, sometimes spoken as "double-A-S") is an American society of professional astronomers and other interested individuals, headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Brouwer Award (Division on Dynamical Astronomy)

The Brouwer Award is awarded annually by the Division on Dynamical Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society for outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of dynamical astronomy.

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California Institute of Technology

The California Institute of Technology (abbreviated Caltech)The university itself only spells its short form as "Caltech"; other spellings such as.

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Celestial mechanics

Celestial mechanics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the motions of celestial objects.

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Chaos theory

Chaos theory is a branch of mathematics focusing on the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions.

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Division on Dynamical Astronomy

The Division on Dynamical Astronomy (DDA) is a branch of the American Astronomical Society that focuses on the advancement of all aspects of dynamical astronomy, including celestial mechanics, solar system dynamics, stellar dynamics, as well as the dynamics of the interstellar medium and galactic dynamics, and coordination of such research with other branches of science.

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Dynamics (mechanics)

Dynamics is the branch of applied mathematics (specifically classical mechanics) concerned with the study of forces and torques and their effect on motion, as opposed to kinematics, which studies the motion of objects without reference to these forces.

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Geometric phase

In classical and quantum mechanics, the geometric phase, Pancharatnam–Berry phase (named after S. Pancharatnam and Sir Michael Berry), Pancharatnam phase or most commonly Berry phase, is a phase difference acquired over the course of a cycle, when a system is subjected to cyclic adiabatic processes, which results from the geometrical properties of the parameter space of the Hamiltonian.

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Gerald Jay Sussman

Gerald Jay Sussman (born February 8, 1947) is the Panasonic Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Harold C. Urey Prize

The Harold C. Urey Prize is awarded annually by the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society.

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Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy

The Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy is awarded annually by the American Astronomical Society to a young astronomer (aged less than 36, or within 8 years of the award of their PhD) for a significant contribution to observational or theoretical astronomy.

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Hyperion (moon)

Hyperion (Greek: Ὑπερίων), also known as Saturn VII (7), is a moon of Saturn discovered by William Cranch Bond, George Phillips Bond and William Lassell in 1848.

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Icarus (journal)

Icarus is a scientific journal dedicated to the field of planetary science.

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Kirkwood gap

A Kirkwood gap is a gap or dip in the distribution of the semi-major axes (or equivalently of the orbital periods) of the orbits of main-belt asteroids.

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Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States.

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MacArthur Fellows Program

The MacArthur Fellows Program, MacArthur Fellowship, or "Genius Grant", is a prize awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation typically to between 20 and 30 individuals, working in any field, who have shown "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction" and are citizens or residents of the United States.

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MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is the 12th-largest private foundation in the United States.

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Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

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Matthew J. Holman

Matthew J. Holman (born 1967) is a Smithsonian Astrophysicist and lecturer at Harvard University.

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The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth and is Earth's only permanent natural satellite.

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N-body problem

In physics, the -body problem is the problem of predicting the individual motions of a group of celestial objects interacting with each other gravitationally.

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Nature (journal)

Nature is a British multidisciplinary scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869.

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Peter Goldreich

Peter Goldreich (born July 14, 1939) is an American astrophysicist whose research focuses on celestial mechanics, planetary rings, helioseismology and neutron stars.

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Planetary science

Planetary science or, more rarely, planetology, is the scientific study of planets (including Earth), moons, and planetary systems (in particular those of the Solar System) and the processes that form them.

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Pluto (minor planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune.

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Rice University

William Marsh Rice University, commonly known as Rice University, is a private research university located on a 300-acre (121 ha) campus in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Science (journal)

Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world's top academic journals.

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Solar System

The Solar SystemCapitalization of the name varies.

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Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics

Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics (SICM) is a classical mechanics textbook written by Gerald Jay Sussman and Jack Wisdom with Meinhard E. Mayer.

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Symplectic integrator

In mathematics, a symplectic integrator (SI) is a numerical integration scheme for Hamiltonian systems.

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The Astronomical Journal

The Astronomical Journal (often abbreviated AJ in scientific papers and references) is a peer-reviewed monthly scientific journal owned by the American Astronomical Society and currently published by IOP Publishing.

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A thesis or dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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University of Wales

The University of Wales (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru) was a confederal university based in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

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3402 Wisdom

3402 Wisdom, provisional designation, is a stony asteroid and Mars-crosser on an eccentric orbit from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately in diameter.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Wisdom

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