Daniel Tamayo

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Dan Tamayo is a faculty member in the physics department at Harvey Mudd College, California. He obtained a PhD from Cornell University, where he worked on the Cassini mission to Saturn. His subsequent interests have centered around applying orbital dynamics to elucidate the histories and formation of exoplanetary systems. He has worked on efficient numerical algorithms for accurately solving for the evolution of planetary orbits and on incorporating theoretical dynamical models into flexible machine-learning architectures to predict instabilities in exoplanetary systems.


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