Dr. William Bottke

Dr. William F. Bottke is at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder. He is the Director of the Center for Lunar Origin and Evolution (CLOE) of NASA’s Lunar Science Institute., the Director of the Department for Space Studies at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado and the Chair, Planetary Astronomy/Atmospheres/Near-Earth Objects Observations Management Operations Working Group. His education consists of a B.S. in Physics and Astrophysics, University of Minnesota (1988) and his Ph.D. in Planetary Science, University of Arizona (1995). His Research Interests include the formation and bombardment history of planetesimals, planets and satellites, the origin and evolution of small body populations throughout the solar system (e.g., asteroids, comets, irregular satellites, Kuiper belt objects, meteoroids, dust) and the evolution of near-Earth objects (NEOs) from their source regions in various asteroid and cometary populations to their observed orbits. His Fellowships and Honors include Eagle Scout, Valedictorian, Faribault Senior High School. 1984, High Distinction, B.S. in Physics and B.S. in Astrophysics from the University of Minnesota, 1988, the Gerard P. Kuiper Memorial Award, University of Arizona (1995), Texaco Prize Fellowship, Caltech, 1996-1997, Asteroid 1995 HN2 is named (7355) Bottke, 1999, Editor of Space Science Series book “Asteroids III” (U. of Arizona Press), 2002, 1st Paolo Farinella Prize. 2011. Presented at EPSC-DPS 2011 meeting in Nantes, France. Sponsored by University of Pisa, the Space Academy Foundation, IASF-INAF and IFSI-INAF (Rome).

Broadcast 2459 (Special Edition)

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. William Bottke, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: New theories on the creation of the Moon. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.


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