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athirouinResearch Scientist

BS and Master’s Degree, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France

PhD, University of Granada, Spain

Dr. Audrey Thirouin’s main scientific interests are the physical and dynamical properties of the small bodies in the Solar System, such as asteroids, comets, Centaurs, Trojans, and Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs). She is particularly interested in the rotational properties of these bodies and what we can learn from them as well as on the rotational properties and the formation of binary and multiple systems in the Trans-Neptunian and asteroid belts. She also works on numerical simulations to explain the formation of families and by extension the genesis of binaries. Thirouin came to Lowell Observatory in September of 2014.

You can learn more and Dr. Thirouin and her work at her personal webpage.

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