Stephen Thorndike

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Stephen Thorndike
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Stephen Thorndike is a high school teacher. He is known for discovering, along with astrophysicist Alice C. Quillen, Epsilon Eridani c,[1] a hypothetical planet orbiting the star Epsilon Eridani.[2] After working as a professor at the University of Rochester,[3] he now works as a high school physics and astronomy teacher at Odyssey Academy in Greece, New York.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Novel search may have found small planet". CNN. 26 October 2002. 
  2. ^ Quillen, A. C.; Thorndike, Stephen (2002). "Structure in the ε Eridani Dusty Disk Caused by Mean Motion Resonances with a 0.3 Eccentricity Planet at Periastron". The Astrophysical Journal 578 (2): L149–L142. arXiv:astro-ph/0208279. Bibcode:2002ApJ...578L.149Q. doi:10.1086/344708. 
  3. ^ The Homepage of Stephen Thorndike
  4. ^ http://www.mrthorndike.com