Aims and Scope

The IAU Commission 7 has the responsibility for promoting the scientific progress and major achievements in the broad field of Celestial Mechanics and its applications, as well as in peripheral fields.

This includes: treatments of the mathematical, physical and computational aspects of planetary theory, lunar theory, general and special perturbation theory, resonance theory, dynamical systems, the 3-body problem, the n-body problem, orbital and space mechanics, ring systems, Solar System dynamics, galactic dynamics, relativity, nongravitational forces, computer methods, computer languages for analytical developments, and database management.

The Commission is also in charge of periodically sponsoring and/or co-sponsoring the organization of IAU symposia on its own field and related fields.

More information is available in the Commission's Terms of Reference.


Scientific Highlights

A list of selected papers with some scientific highlights in the area can be found in the Papers link.

You may sugest a paper to be included in this list if you consider that it represents a significant result. Just send a message to the Commission's secretary with the following information: Title, Author(s), Journal, Volume, Pages, Publication date, and Abstract.

Officers for the 2009 - 2012 Triennium
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  • President:
    Alessandro Morbidelli (France)
  • Vice President:
    Cristian Beaugé (Argentina)
  • Past President:
    Zoran Knežević (Serbia)
  • Secretary:
    Fernando Roig (Brazil)
  • Organizing Committee:
  • Alessandra Celletti (Italy)
  • Nader Haghighipour (USA)
  • Piet Hut (USA)
  • Jacques Laskar (France)
  • Seppo Mikkola (Finland)