Research

orbs_ddPlanetary system evolution using orbital dynamics

How do planets clear material along their orbits? How long does that take? How do planets gravitationally interact with each other and debris disks (disks of asteroids)? Do planets stay orbiting their stars at the same distances at which they formed? I study how planets, asteroids, etc. orbit their star to learn about their pasts.


Epimetheus_Morrisonetal2009Surface geology+orbital & rotational dynamics

What do the surfaces of the small moons of Saturn tell us about their history and environment? What does this mean for the history of the Saturnian system as a whole?


bee_RFIDBringing big data to small bees

How do you handle RFID tracking of bee movements in and out of hives? I apply techniques I use in handling astronomical observations and my orbital dynamics simulations to other disciplines.