Stephen Thorndike is a high school teacher. He is known for discovering, along with astrophysicist Alice C. Quillen, Epsilon Eridani c, a hypothetical planet orbiting the star Epsilon Eridani. After working as a professor at the University of Rochester, he now works as a high school physics and astronomy teacher at Odyssey Academy in Greece, New York.
Notes and references
- "Novel search may have found small planet". CNN. 26 October 2002.
- 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.
- The Homepage of Stephen Thorndike