Gerard Gómez

Received his degree in Mathematics (Universitat de Barcelona) in 1974 and earned his PhD, under the supervision of Prof. Carles Simó, (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) in 1981. Since 1988 he is Full Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Universitat de Barcelona.

His main research areas are Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics. He has done several contributions to these fields, including: second species solutions, resonant orbits, weak stability boundaries, Poincaré’s conjecture on periodic orbits, transfer orbits, dynamical mechanisms of mass transport in the Solar System, station keeping, libration point orbits, formation flying, Lagrangian coherent structures, propagation of uncertainties. Has published about 100 peer-reviewed articles, 4 monographs, and has supervised 10 Ph.D. theses.

He is founding member of the Barcelona Dynamical Systems group that in 1985 introduced Dynamical Systems tools for the mission analysis and design of the SOHO mission. Since then these tools have been used in several spacecraft missions, such as Genesis, Herschel, Plank, Artemis, Chang’e 2, etc. Dr. Gómez is member of the Reial Acadèmia de Ciències I Arts de Barcelona, fellow of AAS, member of the Astrodynamics Committee of the International Astronautical Federation, Associated Editor of Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy and has been Associated Editor of Acta Applicandae Mathematicae.

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