The Dynamical Behaviour of our Planetary System

Proceedings of the Fourth Alexander von Humboldt Colloquium on Celestial Mechanics

  • R. Dvorak
  • J. Henrard
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Theoretical Dynamics

    1. Anatoly Neishtadt
      Pages 1-20
    2. Simos Ichtiaroglou
      Pages 21-31
    3. G. Contopoulos, E. Grousouzakou
      Pages 33-56
    4. Christos Siopis, Henry E. Kandrup, G. Contopoulos, Rudolf Dvorak
      Pages 57-68
  3. Numerical Methods of Analysis

  4. Planets and Satellites

  5. Asteroids

    1. Alessandro Morbidelli, Massimiliano Guzzo
      Pages 107-136
    2. Miloš Šidlichovský, David Nesvorný
      Pages 137-148
    3. Bálint Érdi
      Pages 149-164
    4. Christiane Froeschlé
      Pages 165-173
    5. Michèle Moons
      Pages 175-204
  6. Miscellaneous

  7. Theoretical Dynamics

    1. Anne Lemaitre
      Pages 223-231
    2. Viktor W. Kudielka
      Pages 243-255
  8. Numerical Methods of Analysis

  9. Planets and Satellites

  10. Asteroids

  11. Miscellaneous

    1. Josef Kallrath, Rudolf Dvorak, Johannes Schlöder
      Pages 415-428

About these proceedings


It is now a well established tradition that every four years, at the end of winter, a group of "celestial mechanicians" from all over the world gather at the "Alpen­ gasthof Peter Rosegger" in the Styrian Alps (Ramsau, Austria). This time the colloquium was held from March 17 to March 23, 1996 and was devoted to the Dynamical Behaviour of our Planetary System. The papers covered a large range of questions of current interest: theoretical questions (re- nances, universal properties, non integrability, transport, ... ) and questions about numerical tools ( symplectic maps, indicators of chaos, ... ) were particularly well represented; the never ending problem of the sculpting of the asteroid belt was also qui te popular. You will find in the following pages a pot-pourri of what we listen to; you will miss of course the diversity of accents with which the tunes were delivered: from China, from Japan, from Brazil, from the United-States of America and from all over Europe, East and West. Let us not forget that the comet 199682 (Hyakutake) came to visit us; many an evening was spent on the deck of the Alpengasthof contemplating this celestial visitor who liked to play hide-and-seek behind the spruce trees.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Dvorak
    • 1
  • J. Henrard
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für AstronomieUniversitätssternwarteViennaAustria
  2. 2.Département de MathématiqueFNDPNamurBelgium

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