Jack Wisdom

Jack Wisdom

Biography

Jack Wisdom received a B.S in Physics from Rice University in 1976 and a Ph.D. in Pysics from the California Institute of Technology in 1981.

His Research interests include Long-term evolution of the orbits and spins of the planets and natural satellites; qualitative behavior of dynamical systems; chaotic behavior; dynamics of planetary rings.

Publications

Please see http://swiss.csail.mit.edu/users/wisdom/.

Awards

  • National Academy of Sciences: Member (2008)
  • American Astronomical Society, Division of Planetary Sciences: Brouwer Award (2002)
  • MacArthur Foundation: MacArthur Fellows Program (1994)
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Fellow (1992)
  • National Science Foundation: Presidential Young Investigator Award (1988)
  • American Astronomical Society: Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy (1987)
  • American Astronomical Society, Division of Planetary Sciences: Harold C. Urey Prize (1986)
  • Rice University: Claude W. Heaps Prize (1975)