Peter O. Vandervoort
Education: PhD, The University of Chicago, 1960
Phone: (773) 702-8209
Location: ERC 589
Affiliations: Trustee, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum; Emeritus Faculty, Physical Sciences Collegiate Division
Theoretical astrophysics, dynamics
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE
Vandervoort's field of research is dynamical astronomy, particularly stellar dynamics. His research has addressed the equilibrium of galaxies, stellar orbits in galaxies, the dynamics of spiral structure, and the oscillations and the stability of galaxies. His more recent work has concentrated on chaos in the pulsations of stars, in the oscillations of galaxies, and in the mergers of galaxies and on resonances in the pulsations of stars.