Publications

  • Meisner, A.M. (date unknown). Meisner, A.M., Bromley, B.C., Nugent, P.E., Schelgel, D.J., Kenyon, S.J., Schafly, E.F., Dawson, K.S. "Searching for Planet Nine with Coadded WISE and NEO Wise-Reactivation Images", Astronomical Journal, 153, 65. Accepted, .
  • Benjamin C. Bromley (date unknown). Bromley, B. C., & Kenyon, S. J. "The fate of scattered planets," Astrophys. J. 796, 141. Accepted, .
  • Bromley, B. C. (date unknown). Bromley, B. C. 2011, “Gravitationally focused dark matter around compact stars,” Astrophysical Journal Suppl. 197, 37. Accepted, .
  • Bromley, B.C. (date unknown). Nearby High-speed Stars in Gaia DR2. IOP. Vol. 868, 15. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S.J. (date unknown). Numerical Simulations of Gaseous Disks Generated from Collisional Cascades at the Roche Limits of White Dwarf Stars. Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 850, 15. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S.J. (date unknown). Kenyon, S.J., Najita, J.R., & Bromley, B.C. "Rocky Planet Formation: Quick and Neat", Astrophysical Journal, 831, 8. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S.K. (date unknown). A Pluto-Charon Sonata. III. Growth of Charon from a Circum-Pluto Ring of Debris. Astronomical Journal. Accepted, .
  • Mann, C. (date unknown). Dr. IOP. Accepted, .
  • Currie, T. (date unknown). Currie, T., et al. 2013. "A Combined VLT and Gemini Study of the Atmosphere of the Directly-Imaged Planet, beta Pictoris b" Astrophys. J., 776, 15. Accepted, .
  • Bromlley, B.C. (date unknown). Seeking echoes of circumstellar disks in Kepler light curves. Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 162, 91. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S.J. (date unknown). Craters on Charon: Impactors From a Collisional Cascade Among Trans-Neptunian Objects. Planetary Science. Vol. 1, 40. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S.J. (date unknown). Impact of the Galactic Disk and Large Magellanic Cloud on the Trajectories of Hypervelocity Stars Ejected from the Galactic Center. IOP. Accepted, .
  • Dall'Asen, A. (date unknown). Mapping the composition of chondritic meteorite Northwest Africa 3118 with micro-Raman spectroscopy. Spectroscopy Letters. Vol. 50, 417-425. Accepted, .
  • Scott J. Kenyon (date unknown). Kenyon, S. J., & Bromley, B. C. "Collisional Cascade Caclulations for Irregular Satellite Swarms in Fomalhaut b" Astrophys. J., 811, 60. Accepted, .
  • S.J. Kenyon (date unknown). Kenyon, S.J., Bromley, B.C., Geller, M.J., and Brown, W.R. "Predicted Space Motions for Hypervelocity and Runaway stars: Proper Motions and Radial Velocities for the GAIA Era," Astrophys. J., 793, 122. Accepted, .
  • Bromley, B.C. (date unknown). A Pluto-Charon Concerto: An Impact on Charon as the Origin of the Small Satellites. Astronomical Journal. Vol. 160. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S.J. (date unknown). A Pluto-Charon Sonata: Dynamical Limits on the Masses of the Small Satellites. Astronomical Journal. Vol. 158. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S.J. (date unknown). Numerical Simulations of Collisional Cascades at the Roche Limits of White Dwarf Stars. Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 844. Accepted, .
  • Czaja. B. [UROP student] (date unknown). Czaja, B. and Bromley, B.C. "Distortion of the cosmic microwave background by the Milky Way," Phys. Rev. D. 90, 047302. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S.J. (date unknown). Kenyon, S.J., & Bromley, B.C. "Making Planet Nine: Pebble Accretion at 250--750 AU in a Gravitationally Unstable Ring", Astrophysical Journal, 825, 33. Accepted, .
  • Bromley, B.C. (date unknown). Bromley, B.C., & Kenyon, S.J. "Making Planet Nine: A Scattered Giant in the Outer Solar System" Astrophysical Journal, 826, 64. Accepted, .
  • Benjamin C. Bromley (date unknown). Bromley, B. C., & Kenyon, S. J. "Evolution of a ring around the Pluto-Charon binary," Astrophys. J., 809, 88. Accepted, .
  • Bromley, B. C. (date unknown). Bromley, B. C., & Kenyon, S. J. 2011, “Migration of Planets Embedded in a Circumstellar Disk,” Astrophysical Journal, 735, 29. Accepted, .
  • Bromley, B.C. (date unknown). Ohmic Heating of Asteroids around Magnetic Stars. IOP. Accepted, .
  • Bromley, B.C. (date unknown). Bromley, B.C. & Kenyon. S.J. "Terrestrial Planet Formation: Dynamical Shake-up and the Low Mass of Mars", Astronomical Journal, 153, 216. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S. J. (date unknown). Kenyon, S.J., Currie, T., and Bromley, B.C. "Fomalhaut b as a cloud of dust: Testing aspects of planet formation theory." Astrophys. J. 786, 70. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S. J. (date unknown). Kenyon, S. J., & Bromley, B. C. 2010, “Variations on Debris Disks. II. Icy Planet Formation as a Function of the Bulk Properties and Initial Sizes of Planetesimals,” Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 188, 242. Accepted, .
  • Meisner, A. (date unknown). A 3 pi search for Planet Nine and 3.4 microns with WISE and NEOWISE. Astronomical Journal. Vol. 155, 166. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S.J. (date unknown). Kenyon, S.J., & Bromley, B.C. "Variations on Debris Disks. IV. An Improved Analytical Model for Collisional Cascades", Astrophysical Journal, 839, 38. Accepted, .
  • Benjamin C. Bromley (date unknown). Bromley, B. C., & Kenyon, S. J. "Planet formation around binary stars: Tatooine made easy," Astrophys. J, 806, 98. Accepted, .
  • Benjamin C. Bromley (date unknown). Bromley, B. C., Kenyon, S. J., Geller, M. J., & Brown, W. R. 2012, “Binary Disruption by Massive Black Holes: Hypervelocity Stars, S Stars, and Tidal Disruption Events,” Astrophys. J. Letters, 749, L42. Accepted, .
  • Bromley, B. C. (date unknown). Bromley, B. C., & Kenyon, S. J. 2011, “A New Hybrid N-body-coagulation Code for the Formation of Gas Giant Planets,” Astrophysical Journal, 731, 101. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S. J. (date unknown). Kenyon, S. J., & Bromley, B. C. "Formation of Super-Earth Mass Planets at 125-250 AU from a Solar-type Star," Astrophys. J., 806, 42. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S. J. (date unknown). Kenyon, S. J., & Bromley, B. C. 2012, "Coagulation Calculations of Icy Planet Formation at 15--150 AU: A Correlation between the Maximum Radius and the Slope of the Size Distribution for Transneptunian Objects,'' Astronomical Journal. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S>J. (date unknown). A Pluto-Charon Sonata: The Dynamical Architecture of the Circumbinary Satellite System. IOP. Vol. 157, 19. Accepted, .
  • Kenyon, S. J. (date unknown). Kenyon, S. J. and Bromley, B. C. "Variations on Debris Disks III. Collisional Cascades and Giant Impacts in the Terrestrial Zones of Solar-Type Stars" Astrophys. J., 817, 51. Accepted, .
  • Benjamin Bromley (date unknown). Bromley, B. C., & Kenyon, S. J. 2013, "Migration of small moons in Saturn's rings," Astrophysical Journal, 764, 192. Accepted, .
  • Benjamin C. Bromley (date unknown). Publication list on Google Scholar. Google Scholar. Accepted, .
  • Benjamin C. Bromley (date unknown). Publication list on NASA ADS. NASA ADS. Accepted, .
  • Bromley, B.C. (date unknown). On the Estimation of Circumbinary Orbital Properties. Astronomical Journal. Vol. 161, 16. Accepted, .
  • Scott J. Kenyon (date unknown). Kenyon, S.J., and Bromley, B.C. 2014, "The formation of Pluto's low mass satellites" Astron. J., 147, 8. Accepted, .
  • Scott J. Kenyon (date unknown). Kenyon, S.J., and Bromley, B.C. 2014, "Coagulation Calculations of Icy Planet Formation Around 0.1--0.5~msun Stars: Super-Earths From Large Planetestimals," Astrophys. J., 780, 4. Accepted, .
  • Bromley, Benjamin C. (date unknown). *****Search NASA's Abstract Data Service for a list of my publications!*****. Accepted, .

Research Statement

My research is focused on the formation of structure in the Universe. I did my PhD work on the formation of galaxies, galaxy clusters and superclusters. More recently I started studying the formation of smaller things: planets. Along the way, my collaborators and I have considered a variety of other topics including accretion flows onto supermassive black holes, galaxy dynamics, hypervelocity stars and behavior of dark matter. Much of my work depends on parallel supercomputers to extract the science, and I am grateful to NASA for the generous allocation of compute cycles.

Presentations

  • Bromley, B.C., "Dynamical shake-up and the low mass of Mars", American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #49, id.508.07, Provo, UT. Contributed Talk, Presented, 2017.
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017DPS....4950807B
  • Bromley, B.C. and Kenyon, S.J. "Satellite Formation around Pluto-Charon." American Astronomical Society/Division of Planetary Science, 45th Meeting, Denver, CO. Contributed Talk, Presented, 2013.
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013DPS....4530305B
  • Bromley, B. C. "Binary Star Disruptions & the Growth of Massive Black Holes," at SnowPAC2013. Contributed Talk, Presented, 2013.
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/68024270/SnowP...
  • “Simulating the Diversity of Planetary Systems,” The First Kepler Science Conference, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. Contributed Talk, Presented, 2011.
  • “The Evolution of Protoplanetary Disks and the Diversity of Giant Planets,” Extreme Solar Systems II, Jackson, WY (Sept). Contributed Talk, Presented, 2011.
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ESS.....2.0801B
  • B.C.Bromley. "Charon's legacy? An impact origin of the small moons of Pluto & Charon". NASA New Horizon team. , Presented, 2020.
  • Bromley, B.C. "From disks to planets: a theoretical perspective." [DOI 10.5281/zenodo.58241] at the ESO conference on Resolving Planet Formation in the Era of ALMA and Extreme AO, Santiago, Chile. , Presented, 2016.
    http://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2016/Planet-Format...
  • Bromley, B.C. "The Revenge of Pluto and other stories from the outer Solar System," Department of Physics, Idaho State University. , Presented, 2015.
  • Bromley, B.C. "The Revenge of Pluto and other stories from the outer Solar System," College of Science, Science at Breakfast presentation to the SLC business community. , Presented, 2015.
    http://science.utah.edu/events/breakfast.php
  • Bromley, B. C. "The migration of Saturn's small moons and implications for planet formation theory" at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and the University of Colorado, Boulder. , Presented, 2013.
  • Bromley, B. C., & Kenyon, S. 2013, "Brightening the Infrared Sky: Debris Disks and the Formation of Terrestrial Planets," American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts, 221, 325.01. , Presented, 2013.
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AAS...22132501B
  • "Planet formation" Physics & Astronomy Colloquium, BYU, Provo, UT. , Presented, 2011.
  • Bromley, B. C., & Kenyon, S. J. 2010, "Numerical simulations of planet formation," American Physical Society 4C Meeting, Weber State, UT. , Presented, 2010.
  • Dall'Asén, A. G. et al. "Analyzing the Thermal Metamorphism Process of Carbonaceous Chondrites Using Raman Spectroscopy", 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held 16-20 March, 2020 at The Woodlands, Texas. LPI Contribution No. 2326, 2020, id.2920. , Presented, 2020.
    https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020LPI....51.29...
  • "The transit of Venus and the search for planets around distant stars," Public talk, College of Science, The UofU. Other, Presented, 2012.
    http://unews.utah.edu/news_releases/transit-of-ven...
  • Dimas, S., et al. "Using Nanotechnology to Study Planet Formation," American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts, 221, 353.12. Poster, Presented, 2013.
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AAS...22135312D

Research Groups

  • Smashing Rocks, . 2011 - present.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • PLUTO'S LOW MASS SATELLITES. PI: - 2020. Total project budget to date:
  • PLUTO'S SATELLITES. PI: - 2018. Total project budget to date:
  • Stellar Echo Imaging of Exoplanets. PI: - 2021. Total project budget to date:
  • The formation of Pluto's low mass satellites. PI: - 2020. Total project budget to date:
  • UTAH PLANET FORMATION. PI: - 2013. Total project budget to date:
  • PERIODIC STANDING WAVE. PI: - 2008. Total project budget to date:
  • NAG58277. PI: - 2003. Total project budget to date:

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Parallel supercomputing. C++ with MPI. ODE and Poisson solvers. Visualization.

Software Titles

  • Orchestra. Parallel Hybrid N-body--coagulation code for planet formation. Release Date: 2012. Inventors: Scott J. Kenyon Benjamin C. Bromley. Distribution List: [code description in press; distribution is currently limited.].

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Antarctica
    and the outer solar system.