Michael Efroimsky

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Michael Efroimsky (Russian: Михаил Эфроимский) is an American astronomer of Russian origin. His research interests are in celestial mechanics and relativity. He is working as a Research Scientist at the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC.

Michael Efroimsky is a member of the International Astronomical Union and the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

In 2008 - 2009, he served as the Chair of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy of the AAS.

With Sergei Kopeikin and George Kaplan, Michael Efroimsky co-authored a book[1] on the relativistic celestial mechanics of the solar system.

With Benoit Noyelles, Julien Frouard and Valeri V. Makarov, Michael Efroimsky co-authored a theory [2] explaining the origin of the present state of rotation of the planet Mercury, a so-called 3:2 spin-orbit resonance.

As of March 19, 2017, Google Scholar returns for him an h index of 21,[3] with a total number of citations equal to 1232.

According to NASA ADS, his h index is 20, with 1031 citations (the number of non-self citations being 832).

The tori[4] index is 30.8, and the riq[4] index is 221.


  1. ^ Kopeikin, S.; Efroimsky M. & Kaplan G. (2011). Relativistic Celestial Mechanics of the Solar System. Wiley-VCH, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-527-40856-6. 
  2. ^ Noyelles, Benoit; Frouard, Julien; Makarov, Valeri V.; Efroimsky, Michael (October 2014). "Spin-orbit evolution of Mercury revisited". Icarus. 241: 26 – 44. arXiv:1307.0136Freely accessible. Bibcode:2014Icar..241...26N. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.05.045. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Michael Efroimsky citations". Google Scholar. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  4. ^ a b Pepe, Alberto; Kurtz, Michael J. (November 2012). "A Measure of Total Research Impact Independent of Time and Discipline". PLoS ONE. 7 (11). arXiv:1209.2124Freely accessible. Bibcode:2012PLoSO...746428P. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046428. e46428. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 

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