well known for his discovery of a dynamical mechanism for the removal of minor-planet type objects from the 3:1 and other Kirkwood {see planet (1578)} gaps via chaotic behavior, which can also deliver meteorites to the Earth. He and his colleagues have also explored the long-term stability of the solar system, the tidal evolution of planetary satellite systems and the chaotic rotation states of irregularly shaped natural satellites. (M 12803)

Citation prepared by W. C. Tittemore and L. M. French at the request of the discoverer.

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