The planetary problem consists in determining the motions of n planets, interacting among themselves and with a sun, via gravity only. Its deep comprehension has relevant consequences in Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics.
The problem is by its nature perturbative, being well approximated by the much easier (and in fact exactly solved since the XVII century) problem where each planet interacts only with the sun. However, when the mutual interactions among planets are taken into account, the dynamics of the system is much richer. For example, stable and unstable motions may coexist as well.
The goal of this research is to find non-trivial orbits for this intriguing and largely unknown problem.
School: SDSM 2017 Satellite Dynamics and Space Missions. S. Martino al Cimino, Viterbo. August 28-September 2, 2017 Speakers: S.Ferraz-Mello, A. Giorgilli, A. Lamaitre, A. Milani, J.M. Mondelo, D.J. Scheeres.
School: Recent Advances in Hamiltonian dynamics and symplectic topology. University of Padova, February 12-16, 2018 Speakers: G. Benedetti, A. Fathi, V. Humiliére, M-C. Arnaud.
School: Stable and Chaotic Motions in the Planetary Problem. Osservatorio di Asiago, 10-15 June 2018 Speakers: I. Bertini, A. Celletti, V. Kaloshin, M. Lazzarin, F. Marzari, R. Mockel, A. Morbidelli, T. M-Seara.
The research is funded by H2020-EU.1.1. – EXCELLENT SCIENCE – European Research Council (ERC)