Dynamical astronomy, cosmology and astrobiology


This research pole deals with the modelling of the Universe, on different scales: space debris, Solar System, extrasolar systems, up to the large-scale structures of the Universe. We will focus on the non-linear interactions and chaotic dynamics of these physical and mathematical objects, sharing the tools of celestial mechanics, cosmology, general relativity and modified gravity.

Keywords: Celestial Mechanics, Extrasolar Planets, Cosmology, Numerical Relativity, Astronomy

Contact: André Fuzfa and Anne-Sophie Libert

Relevant references:

Füzfa, M. Rinaldi and S. Schlögel, Particle-like distributions of the Higgs field nonminimally coupled to gravity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 121103 (2013)

Füzfa, How current loops and solenoids curve space-time, Phys. Rev. D 93, 024014 (2016)

Lemaitre, Resonances: models and captures, in Dynamics of Small Solar System Bodies and Exoplanets. eds J. Souchay and R. Dvorak, Lecture Notes in Physics, Springer, 790, pp. 1–62 (2009)

A.-S. Libert and K. Tsiganis, Formation of ‘3-D’ multi-planet systems by dynamical disruption of multiple-resonance configurations, MNRAS 412, pp. 2353-2360 (2011)

A.-S. Libert and J. Henrard, Exoplanetary systems : The role of an equilibrium at high mutual inclination in shaping the global behaviour of the 3-D secular planetary three-body problem, Icarus 191, pp. 469-485 (2007)