Refereed Publications

  1. [1990] Walker, G.A.H., Johnson, R., Richardson, D., Campbell, B., Irwin, A.W., Yang, S. 1990. Cross talk in 1872 Reticon diode arrays. Pub. Astron. Soc. Pac. 102, 1418-1419 [erratum 103, 260].
  2. [1993] Richardson, D.C. 1993. A new tree code method for simulation of planetesimal dynamics. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 261, 396-414.
  3. [1993] Lewis, G.F., Miralda-Escudé, J., Richardson, D.C., Wambsganss, J. 1993. Microlensing light curves: A new and efficient numerical method. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 261, 647-656.
  4. [1994] Richardson, D.C. 1994. Tree code simulations of planetary rings. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 269, 493-511.
  5. [1995] Richardson, D.C. 1995. A self-consistent treatment of fractal aggregate dynamics. Icarus 115, 320-335.
  6. [1995] Walker, G.A.H., Walker, A.R., Irwin, A.W., Larson, A.M., Yang, S.L.S., Richardson, D.C. 1995. A search for Jupiter-mass companions to nearby stars. Icarus 116, 359-375.
  7. [1996] Lin, D.N.C., Bodenheimer, P., Richardson, D.C. 1996. Orbital migration of the planetary companion of 51 Pegasi to its present location. Nature 380, 606-607.
  8. [1997] Bottke Jr., W.F., Richardson, D.C., Love, S.G., 1997. NOTE: Can tidal disruption of asteroids make crater chains on the Earth and Moon? Icarus 126, 470-474.
  9. [1998] Bottke Jr., W.F., Richardson, D.C., Love, S.G. 1998. Production of Tunguska-sized bodies by Earth's tidal forces. Planet. Space Sci. 46, 311-322.
  10. [1998] Richardson, D.C., Bottke Jr., W.F., Love, S.G. 1998. Tidal distortion and disruption of Earth-crossing asteroids. Icarus 134, 47-76.
  11. [1999] Bottke Jr., W.F., Richardson, D.C., Michel, P., Love, S.G., 1999. 1620 Geographos and 433 Eros: Shaped by planetary tides? Astron. J. 117, 1921-1928.
  12. [2000] Richardson, D.C., Quinn, T., Stadel, J., Lake, G. 2000. Direct large-scale N-body simulations of planetesimal dynamics. Icarus 143, 45-59.
  13. [2000] Leinhardt, Z.M., Richardson, D.C., Quinn, T. 2000. Direct N-body simulations of rubble pile collisions. Icarus 146, 133-151 [also see online results page].
  14. [2001] Michel, P., Benz, W., Tanga, P., Richardson, D.C. 2001. Collisions and gravitational reaccumulation: Forming asteroid families and satellites. Science 294, 1696-1700.
  15. [2002] Leinhardt, Z.M., Richardson, D.C. 2002. N-body simulations of planetesimal evolution: Effect of varying impactor mass ratio. Icarus 159, 306-313.
  16. [2002] Tanga, P., Michel, P., Richardson, D.C. 2002. Planetesimal clusters in a keplerian disk: I. Gravitational evolution. Astron. Astrophys. 395, 613-623.
  17. [2002] Michel, P., Tanga, P., Benz, W., Richardson, D.C. 2002. Formation of asteroid families by catastrophic disruption: Simulations with fragmentation and gravitational re-accumulation. Icarus 160, 10-23 [erratum 160, 448] [erratum 161, 198].
  18. [2003] Michel, P., Benz, W., Richardson, D.C. 2003. Disruption of fragmented parent bodies as the origin of asteroid families. Nature 421, 608-611.
  19. [2004] Durda, D.D., Bottke Jr., W.F., Enke, B.L., Merline, W.J., Asphaug, E., Richardson, D.C., Leinhardt, Z.M. 2004. The formation of asteroid satellites in large impacts: Results from numerical simulations. Icarus 167, 382-396 [erratum 170, 242] [reprinted article 170, 243-257].
  20. [2004] Michel, P., Benz, W., Richardson, D.C. 2004. Catastrophic disruption of pre-shattered parent bodies. Icarus 168, 420-432.
  21. [2004] Lake, G., Quinn, T., Richardson, D.C., Stadel, J. 2004. The pursuit of the whole NChilada: Virtual petaflops using multi-adaptive algorithms for gravitational systems. IBM J. Res. Dev. 48, 183-197.
  22. [2004] Michel, P., Benz, W., Richardson, D.C. 2004. Catastrophic disruption of asteroids and family formation: A review of numerical simulations including both fragmentation and gravitational reaccumulations. Planet. Space Sci. 52, 1109-1117.
  23. [2004] Tanga, P., Weidenschilling, S.J., Michel, P., Richardson, D.C. 2004. Gravitational instability and clustering in a disk of planetesimals. Astron. Astrophys. 427, 1105-1115.
  24. [2005] Richardson, D.C., Elankumaran, P., Sanderson, R.E. 2005. Numerical experiments with rubble piles: Equilibrium shapes and spins. Icarus 173, 349-361.
  25. [2005] Leinhardt, Z.M., Richardson, D.C. 2005. Planetesimals to protoplanets. I. Effect of fragmentation on terrestrial planet formation. Astrophys. J. 625, 427-440.
  26. [2005] Leinhardt, Z.M., Richardson, D.C. 2005. A fast method for finding bound systems in numerical simulations: Results from the formation of asteroid binaries. Icarus 176, 432-439.
  27. [2006] Walsh, K.J., Richardson, D.C. 2006. Binary near-Earth asteroid formation: Rubble pile model of tidal disruptions. Icarus 180, 201-216.
  28. [2006] Tiscareno, M.S., Burns, J.A., Hedman, M.M., Porco, C.C., Weiss, J.W., Dones, L., Richardson, D.C., Murray, C.D. 2006. 100-metre-diameter moonlets in Saturn's A ring from observations of `propeller' structures. Nature 440, 648-650.
  29. [2006] Richardson, D.C., Walsh, K.J., 2006. Binary Minor Planets V1.0. EAR-A-COMPIL-5-BINMP-V1.0. NASA Planetary Data System [this is a published data archive] [superceded by Johnston et al. 2009].
  30. [2006] Nesvorný, D., Enke, B.L., Bottke Jr., W.F., Durda, D.D., Asphaug, E., Richardson, D.C. 2006. Karin cluster formation by asteroid impact. Icarus 183, 296-311.
  31. [2006] Lufkin, G., Richardson, D.C., Mundy, L.G. 2006. Planetesimals in the presence of giant planet migration. Astrophys. J. 653, 1464-1468.
  32. [2007] Durda, D.D., Bottke Jr., W.F., Nesvorný, D., Enke, B.L., Merline, W.J., Asphaug, A., Richardson, D.C. 2007. Size-frequency distributions of fragments from SPH/N-body simulations of asteroid impacts: Comparison with observed asteroid families. Icarus 186, 498-516.
  33. [2007] Consigli, J.-F., Tanga, P., Comito, C., Hestroffer, D., Richardson, D.C. 2007. Formes d'astéroïdes et formation de satellites: Rôle de la réaccumulation gravitationnelle. C. R. Physique 8, 469-480.
  34. [2007] Popova, O.P., Hartmann, W.K., Nemtchinov, I.V., Richardson, D.C., Berman, D.C. 2007. Crater clusters on Mars: Shedding light on martian ejecta launch conditions. Icarus 190, 50-73.
  35. [2007] Porco, C.C., Thomas, P.C., Weiss, J.W., Richardson, D.C.. 2007 Saturn's small inner satellites: Clues to their origins. Science 318, 1602-1607.
  36. [2008] Walsh, K.J., Richardson, D.C. 2008. A steady-state model of NEA binaries formed by tidal disruption of gravitational aggregates. Icarus 193, 553-566.
  37. [2008] Walsh, K.J., Richardson, D.C., Michel, P. 2008. Rotational breakup as the origin of small binary asteroids. Nature 454, 188-191.
  38. [2008] Porco, C.C., Weiss, J.W., Richardson, D.C., Dones, L., Quinn, T., Throop, H. 2008. Simulations of the dynamical and light-scattering behavior of Saturn's rings and the derivation of ring particle and disk properties. Astron. J. 136, 2172-2200.
  39. [2009] Jutzi, M., Michel, P., Benz, W., Richardson, D.C. 2009. The formation of the Baptistina family by catastrophic disruption: Porous versus non-porous parent body. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 44, 1877-1887.
  40. [2009] Richardson, D.C., Michel, P., Walsh, K.J., Flynn, K.W. 2009. Numerical simulations of asteroids modelled as gravitational aggregates with cohesion. Planet. Space Sci. 57, 183-192.
  41. [2009] Tanga, P., Hestroffer, D., Delbo', M., Richardson, D.C. 2009. Asteroid rotation and shapes from numerical simulations of gravitational re-accumulation. Planet. Space Sci. 57, 193-200.
  42. [2009] Leinhardt, Z.M., Richardson, D.C., Lufkin, G., Haseltine, J. 2009. Planetesimals to protoplanets. II. Effect of debris on terrestrial planet formation. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 396, 718-728.
  43. [2009] Johnston, W.R., Richardson, D.C., Walsh, K.J., 2009. Binary Minor Planets V2.0. EAR-A-COMPIL-5-BINMP-V2.0. NASA Planetary Data System [this is a published data archive].
  44. [2009] Barnes, R., Quinn, T.R., Lissauer, J.J., Richardson, D.C. 2009. N-body simulations of growth from 1 km planetesimals at 0.4 AU. Icarus 203, 626-643.
  45. [2009] Tanga, P., Comito, C., Paolicchi, P., Hestroffer, D., Cellino, A., Dell'Oro, A., Richardson, D.C., Walsh, K.J., Delbo', M. 2009. Rubble pile reshaping reproduces overall asteroid shapes. Astrophys. J. Lett. 706, L197-L202.
  46. [2010] Tiscareno, M.S., Perrine, R.P., Richardson, D.C., Hedman, M.M., Weiss, J.W., Porco, C.C., Burns, J.A. 2010. An analytic parameterization of self-gravity wakes in Saturn's rings, with application to occultations and propellers. Astron. J. 139, 492-503.
  47. [2010] Quinn, T., Perrine, R.P., Richardson, D.C., Barnes, R. 2010. A symplectic integrator for Hill's equations. Astron. J. 139, 803-807.
  48. [2010] Jutzi, M., Michel, P., Benz, W., Richardson, D.C. 2010. Fragment properties at the catastrophic disruption threshold: The effect of the parent body's internal structure. Icarus 207, 54-65.
  49. [2010] Nesvorný, D., Youdin, A.N., Richardson, D.C. 2010. Formation of Kuiper Belt binaries by gravitational collapse. Astron. J. 140, 785-793.
  50. [2010] Comito, C., Tanga, P., Paolicchi, P., Hestroffer, D., Cellino, A., Richardson, D., Dell'Oro, A. 2010. Asteroids: Equilibrium shapes of rotating gravitational aggregates. Mem. S.A.It. Suppl. 16, 84-90.
  51. [2011] Michel, P., Jutzi, M., Richardson, D.C., Benz, W. 2011. The Asteroid Veritas: An intruder in a family named after it? Icarus 211, 535-545.
  52. [2011] Durda, D.D., Movshovitz, N., Richardson, D.C., Asphaug, E., Morgan, A., Rawlings, A.R., Vest, C. 2011. Experimental determination of the coefficient of restitution for meter-scale granite spheres. Icarus 211, 849-855.
  53. [2011] Walsh, K.J., Michel, P., Richardson, D.C. 2011. Collisional and rotational disruption of asteroids. Adv. Sci. Lett. 4, 311-324.
  54. [2011] Richardson, D.C., Walsh, K.J., Murdoch, N., Michel, P. 2011. Numerical simulations of granular dynamics: I. Hard-sphere discrete element method and tests. Icarus 212, 427-437.
  55. [2011] Perrine, R.P., Richardson, D.C., Scheeres, D.J. 2011. A numerical model of cohesion in planetary rings. Icarus 212, 719-735.
  56. [2012] Ortiz, J.L., Thirouin, A., Campo Bagatin, A., Duffard, R., Licandro, J., Richardson, D.C., Santos-Sanz, P., Morales, N., Benavidez, P.G., 2012. Rotational fission of trans-Neptunian objects: The case of Haumea. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 419, 2315-2324.
  57. [2012] Marchi, S., Paolicchi, P., Richardson, D.C. 2012. Collisional evolution and reddening of asteroid surfaces: I. The problem of conflicting time-scales and the role of size-dependent effects. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 421, 2-8.
  58. [2012] Schwartz, S.R., Richardson, D.C., Michel, P. 2012. An implementation of the soft-sphere discrete element method in a high-performance parallel gravity tree-code. Granular Matter 14, 363-380 [also see supplemental material in the Gallery, June 12, 2012].
  59. [2012] Benavidez, P.G., Durda, D.D., Enke, B.L., Bottke Jr., W.F., Nesvorný, D., Richardson, D.C., Asphaug, E., Merline, W.J. 2012. A comparison between rubble-pile and monolithic targets in impact simulations: Application to asteroid satellites and family size distributions. Icarus 219, 57-76.
  60. [2012] Murdoch, N., Michel, P., Richardson, D.C., Nordstrom, K., Berardi, C.R., Green, S.F, Losert, W. 2012. Numerical simulations of granular dynamics: II. Particle dynamics in a shaken granular material. Icarus 219, 321-335 [corrigendum 220, 296].
  61. [2012] Perrine, R.P., Richardson, D.C. 2012. N-body simulations of cohesion in dense planetary rings: A study of cohesion parameters. Icarus 219, 515-533.
  62. [2012] Walsh, K.J., Richardson, D.C., Michel, P. 2012. Spin-up of rubble-pile asteroids: Disruption, satellite formation, and equilibrium shapes. Icarus 220, 514-529.
  63. [2013] Walker, J. D., Chocron, S., Durda, D.D., Grosch, D.J., Movshovitz, N., Richardson, D.C., Asphaug, E. 2013. Momentum enhancement from aluminum striking granite and the scale size effect. Intl. J. Impact Engin. 56, 12-18.
  64. [2013] Michel, P., Richardson D.C. 2013. Collision and gravitational reaccumulation: Possible formation mechanism of the asteroid Itokawa. Astron. & Astrophys. 554, L1.
  65. [2013] Schwartz, S.R., Michel, P., Richardson D.C. 2013. Numerically simulating impact disruptions of cohesive glass bead agglomerates using the soft-sphere discrete element method. Icarus 226, 67-76.
  66. [2014] Ballouz, R.-L., Richardson, D.C., Michel, P., Schwartz, S.R. 2014. Rotation-dependent catastrophic disruption of gravitational aggregates. Astrophys. J. 789, article id. 158, 12 pp.
  67. [2014] Matsumura, S., Richardson, D.C., Michel, P., Schwartz, S.R., Ballouz, R.-L. 2014. The Brazil nut effect and its application to asteroids. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 443, 3368-3380 (featured news article in Current Science).
  68. [2014] Yu, Y., Richardson, D.C., Michel, P., Schwartz, S.R., Ballouz, R.-L. 2014. Numerical predictions of surface effects during the 2029 close approach of asteroid 99942 Apophis. Icarus 242, 82-96.
  69. [2014] Schwartz, S.R., Michel, P., Richardson, D.C., Yano, H. 2014. Low-speed impact simulations into regolith in support of asteroid sampling mechanism design I: Comparison with 1-g experiments. Planet. Space Sci. 103, 174-183.
  70. [2015] Michel, P., Jutzi, M., Richardson, D.C., Goodrich, C.A., Hartmann, W.K., O'Brien, D.P. 2015. Selective sampling during catastrophic disruption: Mapping the location of reaccumulated fragments in the original parent body. Planet. Space Sci. 107, 24-28.
  71. [2015] Ballouz, R.-L., Richardson, D.C., Michel, P., Schwartz, S.R., Yu, Y. 2015. Numerical simulations of collisional disruption of rotating gravitational aggregates: Dependence on material properties. Planet. Space Sci. 107, 29-35.
  72. [2015] Cotto-Figueroa, D., Statler, T.S., Richardson, D.C., Tanga, P. 2015. Coupled spin and shape evolution of small rubble-pile asteroids: Self-limitation of the YORP effect. Astrophys. J. 803, article id. 25, 18 pp.
  73. [2015] Zhang, Y., Baoyin, H., Li, J., Richardson, D.C., Schwartz, S.R. 2015. Effects of orbital ellipticity on collisional disruptions of rubble-pile asteroids. Astrophys. Space Sci. 360, article id. 30, 16 pp.
  74. [2016] Cheng, A.F., Michel, P., Jutzi, M., Rivkin, A.S., Stickle, A., Barnouin, O., Ernst, C., Atchison, J., Pravec, P., Richardson, D.C., AIDA team, AIM team 2016. Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment mission: Kinetic impactor. Planet. Space Sci. 127, 27-35.
  75. [2016] Michel, P., Cheng, A., Küppers, M., Pravec, P., Blum, J., Delbo, M., Green. S.F., Rosenblatt, P., Tsiganis, K., Vincent, J.B., Biele, J., Ciarletti, V., Hérique, A., Ulamec, S., Carnelli, I., Galvez, A., Benner, L., Naidu, S.P., Barnouin, O.S., Richardson, D.C., Rivkin, A., Scheirich, P., Moskovitz, N., Thirouin, A., Schwartz, S.R., Campo Bagatin, A., Yu, Y. 2016. Science case for the Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM): A component of the Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment (AIDA) mission. Adv. Space Res. 57, 2529-2547.
  76. [2016] VanLandingham, J.H., Miller, M.C., Hamilton, D.P., Richardson, D.C. 2016. The role of the Kozai-Lidov mechanism in black hole binary mergers in galactic centers. Astrophys. J. 828, article id. 77, 13 pp.
  77. [2017] Rozehnal, J., Brož, M., Nesvorný, D., Durda, D.D., Walsh, K., Richardson, D.C., Asphaug, E. 2016. Hektor – an exceptional D-type family among Jovian Trojans. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 462, 2319-2332.
  78. [2017] Maurel, C., Ballouz, R.-L., Richardson, D.C., Michel, P., Schwartz, S.R. 2017. Numerical simulations of oscillation-driven regolith motion: Brazil-nut effect. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 464, 2866-2881.
  79. [2017] Ballouz, R.-L., Richardson, D.C., Morishima, R. 2017. Numerical simulations of Saturn’s B ring: Granular friction as a mediator between self-gravity wakes and viscous overstability. Astron. J. 153, article id. 145, 10 pp.
  80. [2017] Zhang, Y., Richardson, D.C., Barnouin, O.S., Maurel, C., Michel, P., Schwartz, S.R., Ballouz, R.-L., Benner, L.A.M., Naidu, S.P., Li, J. 2017. Creep stability of the proposed AIDA mission target 65803 Didymos: I. Discrete cohesionless granular physics model. Icarus 294, 98-123.
  81. [2017] Ševeček, P., Brož, M., Nesvorný, D., Enke, B., Durda, D., Walsh, K., Richardson, D.C. 2017. SPH/N-Body simulations of small (D = 10km) asteroidal breakups and improved parametric relations for Monte-Carlo collisional models. Icarus 296, 239-256.

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Book Chapters

  1. [2002] Richardson, D.C., Leinhardt, Z.M., Melosh, H.J., Bottke Jr., W.F., Asphaug, E. 2002. Gravitational aggregates: Evidence and evolution. In: Bottke Jr., W.F., Cellino, A., Paolicchi, P., Binzel, R.P. (Eds.), Asteroids III. Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, pp. 501-515.
  2. [2006] Richardson, D.C., Walsh, K.J. 2006. Binary minor planets. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 34, 47-81.
  3. [2015] Michel, P., Richardson, D.C., Durda, D.D., Jutzi, M., Asphaug, E. 2015. Collisional formation and modeling of asteroid families. In: Michel, P., DeMeo, F.E., Bottke, W.F. (Eds.), Asteroids IV. Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, pp. 341-354.

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Conference Proceedings (where available)

Generally these are submitted versions, not reprints.

  1. [1997] Lake, G., Quinn, T., Richardson, D.C. 1997. From Sir Isaac Newton to the Sloan Survey: Calculating the structure and chaos owing to gravity in the Universe. Proc. 8th Ann. ACM-SIAM Symp. on Discrete Algorithms, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 5-7, 1997, pp. 1-10.
  2. [1997] Lake, G., Quinn, T., Richardson, D.C., Stadel, J. 1997. Parallel gravity from the 9 planet problem to billions and billions. High Performance Computing 1997: Grand Challenges in Computer Simulation—Proc. 1997 Simulation MultiConference, Atlanta, GA, Apr. 6-10, 1997, pp. 86-91.
  3. [1998] Richardson, D.C. 1998. Simulating collisions in the solar system. In: Celnikier, L.M., Vân, J.T.T. (Eds.), Planetary systems: The long view. Editions Frontières, France, pp. 199-205.
  4. [1999] Lake, G., Quinn, T., Richardson, D.C., Stadel, J. 1999. Virtual petaflops to simulate Solar System formation. High Performance Computing 1999: Grand Challenges in Computer Simulation—Proc. 1999 Advanced Simulation Technologies Conf., San Diego, CA, Apr. 11-15, 1999, pp. 128-131.
  5. [2000] Lake, G., Quinn, T., Richardson, D.C., Stadel, J. 2000. Speedup to virtual petaflops using adaptive potential solvers and integrators for gravitational systems. SPEEDUP 12, 53-60.
  6. [2002] Stadel, J., Wadsley, J., Richardson, D.C. 2002 High performance computational astrophysics with pkdgrav/gasoline. In: Dimopoulos, N.J., Lie, K.F. (Eds.), High Performance Computing Systems and Applications. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, pp. 501-523.
  7. [2002] Richardson, D.C., Scheeres, D.J. 2002. Asteroid satellites formed by tidal disruption. ESA Special Publications SP-500, 737-739.
  8. [2003] Walsh, K.J., Richardson, D.C., Rettig, T.W. 2003. Modeling the breakup of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. Astron. Soc. Pacific Conf. Ser. 291, 415.
  9. [2007] Kim, J.-S., Nam, B., Marsh, M., Keleher, P., Bhattacharjee, B., Richardson, D., Wellnitz, D., Sussman, A. 2007. Creating a robust desktop grid using peer-to-peer services. Proc. 2007 NSF Next Generation Software Program Workshop, Mar. 2007; appears with Proc. 2007 IPDPS.
  10. [2008] Marsh, M., Kim, J.-S., Nam, B., Lee, J., Ratanasanya, S., Bhattacharjee, B., Keleher, P., Richardson, D., Wellnitz, D., Sussman, A. 2008. Matchmaking and implementation issues for a P2P desktop grid. Proc. 2008 NSF Next Generation Software Program Workshop, Apr. 2008; appears with Proc. 2008 IPDPS.
  11. [2013] Walker, J.D., Chocron, S., Durda, D.D., Grosch, D.J., Movshovitz, N., Richardson, D.C., Asphaug, E. 2013. Scale size effect in momentum enhancement. Proc. Enging. 58, 240-250.

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Other Publications

  1. [1993] Richardson, D.C. 1993. Planetesimal dynamics. Ph.D. Thesis, Cambridge University, UK. 354 pp.
  2. [2001] Richardson, D.C. 2001. Giants in the asteroid belt. Nature 411, 899-900 [popular article].
  3. [2002] Richardson, D.C. 2002. Rocks that go bump in the night. Nature 417, 697-698 [popular article].

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