Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor Scott Tremaine

Princeton University
will give a series of lectures on

The Long Term Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems

Abstract of series:

Professor Scott Tremaine will give a series of lectures on "The long-term dynamical evolution of planetary systems." Professor Tremaine has made numerous profound contributions to astrophysics: the prediction of the Kuiper belt of comets beyond Neptune; the prediction, with previous Distinguished Lecturer Professor Peter Goldreich, of shepherd satellites and density waves in Saturn's ring system; and the phenomenon of planetary migration. One of his current research interests is the long term evolution of the solar system. Professor Tremaine is the Richard Black Professor of Astrophysics at the School of Natural Sciences, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He is a co-author of the highly influential textbook "Galactic Dynamics." He is also a Fellow of the Royal Societies of London and of Canada and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Tremaine received the 1997 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics.