Dr. Simon Green is a Senior Lecturer in the Planetary and Space Sciences
Research Institute of the Open University, UK. He graduated from the University
of St. Andrews, Scotland with a B.Sc. in Astronomy in 1981 and completed his Ph.D.
at the University of Leicester, England, in 1985. His research focuses on physical
studies of planetary surfaces and small solar system bodies through analysis of
spacecraft data, ground and space-based observations and modelling. He ran the
IRAS fast-moving object survey resulting in the discovery of Phaethon the
parent body of the Geminids, several comets and the first cometary dust trail.
He has conducted ground-based observations of scattering and thermal emission
from dust grains in comets, as well as near-Earth asteroids and outer solar
system bodies. He was a Co-I on the Giotto Dust Impact Detection System which
led to his involvement with the Stardust Dust Flux Monitor and coma modelling
team. His space mission experience also includes analysis of dust impact data
from LDEF, Eureca, Proba and Express-2; the Cassini Cosmic Dust Analyser;
Rosetta Giada; and Co-I on the Huygens Surface Science Package. Minor planet
9831 is named Simongreen. in recognition of his work in the observation of
asteroids and transneptunian objects.
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