Brett J. Gladman
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Brett James Gladman (born 1966) is a Canadian astronomer and a full professor at the University of British Columbia's Department of Physics and Astronomy in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds the Canada Research Chair in planetary astronomy. He does both theoretical work (large-scale numerical simulations of planetary dynamics) and observational optical astronomy (being a discoverer of many planetary moons and minor planets).
Gladman is best known for his work in dynamical astronomy in the Solar System. He has studied the transport of meteorites between planets, the delivery of meteoroids from the main asteroid belt, and the possibility of the transport of life via this mechanism, known as panspermia. He also studies planet formation, especially the puzzle of how the giant planets came to be.
- Uranus: Caliban, Sycorax, Prospero, Setebos, Stephano, and Ferdinand
- Saturn: A dozen satellites in several groups, each named after a theme of Canadian Inuit gods, French deities, and Norse gods
- Neptune: The satellite Neso
- Jupiter: Discovery and co-discovery of 6 moons
Gladman is a member of the Canada–France Ecliptic Plane Survey (CFEPS), and the Outer Solar System Origins Survey (OSSOS) which has detected and tracked the world's largest sample of well-understood Kuiper belt comets, including unusual objects like 2004 XR190 ("Buffy") and 2008 KV42 ("Drac"), the first trans-Neptunian object on a retrograde orbit around the Sun.
Honors and awardsEdit
Gladman was awarded the H. C. Urey Prize by the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in 2002. The main-belt asteroid 7638 Gladman is named in his honor. During 2008–2011 he served as member and chair of the Science Advisory Council of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. He was awarded a Killam Research Fellowship in 2015.
List of discovered minor planetsEdit
Partial listing only below; discoveries number in the many hundreds of asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects.
|(44594) 1999 OX3||21 July 1999||list [A][B][C]|
|(49673) 1999 RA215||13 September 1999||list [D][E]|
|(60620) 2000 FD8||27 March 2000||list [A][C][B]|
|(60621) 2000 FE8||27 March 2000||list [A][C][B]|
|(62608) 2000 SD332||23 September 2000||list|
|(82053) 2000 SZ370||23 September 2000||list [A]|
|(118698) 2000 OY51||28 July 2000||list|
|(182222) 2000 YU1||16 December 2000||list [B][F]|
|(182223) 2000 YC2||17 December 2000||list [B][F]|
|(182926) 2002 FU6||20 March 2002||list [A][G]|
|(200198) 1999 RE216||2 September 1999||list|
|(385191) 1997 RT5||7 September 1997||list [H][J]|
|(385533) 2004 QD29||19 August 2004||list|
|(418993) 2009 MS9||25 June 2009||list [C][A]|
|(422472) 2014 SZ319||23 March 2001||list|
|(444025) 2004 HJ79||26 April 2004||list|
|(468422) 2000 FA8||27 March 2000||list [A][C][B]|
|(469610) 2004 HF79||24 April 2004||list|
|(506439) 2000 YB2||16 December 2000||list [B][F]|
|Co-discovery made with:|
A J. J. Kavelaars
B M. J. Holman
C J.-M. Petit
D D. Davis
E C. Neese
F T. Grav
G A. Doressoundiram
H P. Nicholson
J J. A. Burns
- "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
- Biography at Astro.ubc.ca
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(7638) Gladman". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (7638) Gladman. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 607. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_6592. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.