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Mike Alexandersen

Center for Astrophysics
MPC Postdoctoral Fellow


Mike Alexandersen is a MPC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Minor Planet Center (MPC), having started in this position in January 2020. Mike received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in astronomy from the University of Copenhagen in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2015. Mike was a postdoctoral fellow at the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Taipei in 2015-2019. Mike's research interests relate to discovering and tracking distant Solar System objects (Kuiper Belt objects, Centaurs and moons of the giant planets) as well as dynamical simulations of these populations. His duties at the MPC includes fitting orbits to observations of these same populations of objects, as well as software development. Mike likes to bike and play board games.

University of British Columbia (Ph.D. in Astronomy, 2015), University of Copenhagen (M.Sc. and B.Sc. in astronomy, 2007 and 2009)