Martyn J. Fogg

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Martyn J. Fogg (born 3 July 1960)[1] is a British physicist and geologist, an expert on terraforming.

Biography[edit]

After becoming a dental surgeon, Fogg graduated in physics and geology and a master in astrophysics . He obtained his M.S. in astrophysics at Queen Mary College of the University of London with a thesis on origin and distribution of free-floating planets in 2002, and a Ph.D in planetary science with work on the dynamics of planetary formation involving the modelling of the formation of terrestrial planets in the presence of giant planet migration in 2008.[1] Fogg lives in London.

Research[edit]

Contributions to global engineering[edit]

Fogg's scientific work started in 1985, with work on simulating extrasolar planetary systems.[2] Starting in 1987, Fogg began research on terraforming,[3][4] and published a series of articles on the subject, primarily in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. He served as guest editor for a special issue on the subject in 1991. In 1995 this work culminated in the book Terraforming: Engineering Planetary Environments,[5] the first textbook on the subject of terraforming.

In addition to Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, he has published in various journals including: Icarus, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Comments on Astrophysics, Advances in Space Research. and Earth, Moon, and Planets, as well as presenting papers at various scientific and technical conferences.

Planetary migration[edit]

Since the 2000s, his research has focused on dynamics of planet formation, and the effects of the migration of planets such as hot Jupiters on early solar system formation.[6][7][8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martyn J. Fogg. Curriculum Vitae (accessed 26 Dec. 2016)
  2. ^ Fogg, Martyn J. (1985). Extra-Solar Planetary Systems: A Microcomputer Simulation, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 38, pp. 501-514 (accessed 26 Dec. 2016)
  3. ^ Fogg, Martyn J. (1987). "The Terraforming of Venus," Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 40, pp. 551-564.
  4. ^ Fogg, Martyn J. (1989). "The Creation of an Artificial Dense Martian Atmosphere: A Major Obstacle to the Terraforming of Mars", Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 42, 577.
  5. ^ Fogg, Martyn J. (1995). Terraforming: Engineering Planetary Environments. SAE International, Warrendale, PA. ISBN 1-56091-609-5. 
  6. ^ Fogg, Martyn J., and Nelson, Richard P. (2005). "Oligarchic and giant impact growth of terrestrial planets in the presence of gas giant planet migration." Astronomy & Astrophysics 441.2, pp. 791-806.
  7. ^ Fogg, Martyn J., and Nelson, Richard P. (2007). "The effect of type I migration on the formation of terrestrial planets in hot-Jupiter systems." Astronomy & Astrophysics 472.3, pp. 1003-1015.
  8. ^ Fogg, Martyn J., and Nelson, Richard P. (2009). "Terrestrial planet formation in low-eccentricity warm-Jupiter systems." Astronomy & Astrophysics 498.2, pp. 575-589.

Bibliography[edit]

Book[edit]

  • M. J. Fogg, Terraforming: Engineering Planetary Environments, SAE Press, ISBN 1-56091-609-5, 1995.

Reviews[edit]

Articles available online[edit]

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