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Duncombe Prize - Past Winners

Year Winner Institution Advisor Presentation
2017 Alex Davis University of Colorado, Boulder Daniel Scheeres Constraining Binary Asteroid Mass Distributions Based on Mutual Dynamics
Michelle Vick Cornell University Dong Lai Dynamical Tides in Highly Eccentric Binaries: Chaos, Dissipation and Quasi-Steady State
Robert Chancia University of Idaho Matthew Hedman Weighing Uranus' Moon Cressida with the η Ring
2016 Maria Tiongco Indiana University Enrico Vesperini Effects of Dynamical Evolution on the Internal Kinematical Properties of Star Clusters
Eva Bodman University of Rochester Alice Quillen Cometary Source for the Strange Behavior of KIC 8462852
Indranil Banik University of St Andrews Hong Sheng Zhao Anomalous Motions in the Local Group: Evidence of a Past Milky Way Andromeda Flyby
2015 Juliette Becker University of Michigan Fred Adams Inclination Excitation in Compact Extrasolar Planetary Systems
Peter Buhler California Institute of Technology Konstantin Batygin Dialing the Love Number of Hot Jupiter HAT-P-13b
Gongjie Li Harvard University Avi Loeb On the Spin-axis Dynamics of the Earth
Chris Spalding California Institute of Technology Konstantin Batygin Secular star-disk coupling and the origin of exoplanetary spin-orbit misalignments
2014 Nicholas Attree Queen Mary, University of London Carl Murray Collisional Features in Saturn's F Ring
Melissa Dykhuis Lunary and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona
Richard Greenberg Defining the Flora Family: Reflectance Properties and Age
Natalia Storch Cornell University Dong Lai Chaotic Dynamics of Stellar Spin in Binaries and the Production of Misaligned Hot Jupiters
2013 South American Award Winners
Cristian Giuppone IATE-OAC
Cordoba, Aregentina
Alexandre Correia
Univ. Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Stability criteria in real planetary systems
Andre Izidoro UNESP
Guaratingueta, Brazil
Othon Winter Non-uniform distributions of protoplanetary bodies as a pre-requisite for the formation of a low-mass Mars
Rest of the World Award Winners
Audry Compère Namur Centre for Complex Systems
University of Namur
Anne Lemaitre Dynamical explanation for the lack of binary asteroids among the Plutinos
Katherine Deck Dept. of Physics & Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Matthew J. Holman
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Rapid Dynamical Chaos in an Exoplanetary System
Aaron Rosengren University of Colorado, Boulder Daniel Scheeres The Milankovitch orbital elements and their application to the long-term orbit evolution of planetary satellites subject to radiation and gravitational perturbations
2012 Nathaniel Hamlin University of California, Los Angeles William Newman The Role of Magnetic Fields in Relativistic Astrophysical Jets
Erika Nexvold University of Maryland, Baltimore County March Kuchner
NASA Goddard
A New Method for Modeling Collisions in Debris Disks
Christa Van Laerhoven University of Arizona Rick Greenberg Secular Dynamics of the Kepler-11 System
2011 Rebekah Dawsom Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Ruth Murray-Clay Secular Constraints on the Dynamical History of the Solar System
Daniel Jontof-Hutter University of Maryland Douglas Hamilton Stability of Charged Grains in Planetary Rings
Sarah Miller Oxford Astrophysics and California Institute of Technology Richard Ellis The Assembly History of Disk Galaxies: The Tully-Fisher Relation and Dynamical Mass Estimates to z=1.3
2010 Adrian Barker University of Cambridge Gordon Ogilvie Internal wave breaking and the fate of planets around solar-type stars
Justin Comparetta University of Rochester Alice Quillen Instabilities in tidal tails
Tyler Mitchell University of Colorado at Boulder Glen Stewart A New Method for Modeling Collisions in Debris Disks
Daniel Tamayo Cornell University Joe Burns The exogenous origin of Iapetus' dark material
2009 Julia Comerford UC Berkeley Marc Davis The Dynamics of Black Holes in Galaxy Mergers: A New Observational Technique for Identifying Mergers
Ashley Espy Univeristy of Florida Stanley Dermott A Dynamical Model of a Still-Forming Zodiacal Dust Band as Constrained by IRAS
2008 Clement Baruteau CEA Frederic Masset Planetary migration in a self-gravitating gaseous disk
Althea Moorhead University of Michigan Fred Adams Evolution of giant planet orbits in a turbulent circumstellar disk
2007 Chris Stark NASA Goddard Marc Kuchner Debris Disk Structures Induced by Terrestrial-Mass Planets
Genya Takeda Northwestern Fred Rasio Secular Evolution of Planets in Binary Systems
2006 Ivan Minchev University of Rochester Alice Quillen Radial Heating of a Galactic Disk by Multiple Spiral Density Waves
Kevin Walsh University of Maryland Derek Richardson A Steady-State Model of NEA Binaries Formed via Tidal Disruption
2005 Ruth Murray-Clay UC-Berkeley Eugene Chiang A Signature of Planetary Migration: The Origin of Asymmetric Capture in the 2:1 Resonance
Ke Zhang University of Maryland Douglas Hamilton Dynamics of Neptune's Small Satellites
2004 Sean Raymond University of Washington Tom Quinn Making other Earths: Dynamical Simulations of Terrestrial Planet Formation and Water Delivery
Dimitri Veras University of Colorado Phil Armitage The Dynamics of Two Planets on Inclined Orbits
2003 Rory Barnes University of Washington   Planet scattering and exoplanet orbits
Edwin Sirko Princeton University   Galactic Halo
2002 Matija Cuk Cornell University Joe Burns New Secular Resonances Involving the Irregular Satellites of Saturn
Milos Milosavljevic Rutgers University   Dynamics of Galactic Nuclei
2001 Eric Barnes Louisiana State University   Characterizing 3D Stellar Orbits with Correlation Integrals
Britt Scharringhausen Cornell University Phil Nicholson Adaptive Optics Observations of Saturn's Inner Moons
2000 Joseph Adams University of Massachusetts   Results on the Structure and Mass of the Pleiades from a 2MASS-USNO Proper Motion Search
Robert Salow Ohio University   Self-Consistent Models of Eccentric Nuclear Disks
1999 Jacob Bak Ohio University   Properties of Cores Formed by Retrograde Minor Mergers
Steven Deines Iowa State University   Apparent Deceleration of the Lunar Mean Motion and the Uncompensated Time Dilation in Timescales
1998 Elena Grocheva Pulkovo Observatory   Applications of Probability Theory to the Identification and Analysis of Binary Star Systems
Jounghun Lee University of Kansas   The Cosmological Mass Distribution Function in the Zel'dovich Approximation
1997 Dana Dinescu Yale   Tangential Velocities of Southern Globular Clusters: New Results
Francis Wilkins UC Berkeley   Analytic Solutions for Non-Axisytnmetric Stellar Wind Bow Shocks and Binary Wind Collisions
1996 Jose Luis Alvarellos San Jose State University   Orbital Stability of Hypothetical Distant Satellites of the Jovian Planets
Kevin Grazier UCLA, JPL   Integrators for Long-Term Solar System Dynamical Simulations
1995 Julia Espresate-Eibenschutz SUNY Stony Brook   Transient Torque on a Dissipation-less Annulus at the 2:1 Orbital Resonance
Jane Morrison University of Florida   Re-reduction of the Southern Polar Zone of the Yale Photographic Catalog