Josselin Desmars


I'm researcher in astronomy at IMCCE (Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des éphémérides) in Paris Observatory and lecturer at IPSA (Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées).

Research topics

  • Dynamical Planetology: Orbit determination of asteroids and natural satellites, Non-gravitational forces (Yarkovsky effect, tidal forces), Characterization of TransNeptunian objects and Centaurs
  • Astrometry/Observations: Catalogue of natural satellites observations, Observations of asteroids (NEA, TNOs, Centaurs)
  • Statistical Methods: Orbit propagation, estimation of physical parameters
  • Stellar Occultations: Determination of physical parameters of TNOs, Prediction of occultations

Group Member/Expert

  • NAROO: New Astrometric Reduction of Old Observations (digitisation of photographic plates)
  • Encelade Working Group: Study of giant planets and their systems of satellites
  • Lucky Star (ERC project): Study of outer solar system by the method of stellar occultations.

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