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Kenneth Lawrence

  • B.S., Physics, California State University, Fullerton (1990)
  • University of California, Los Angeles; Astronautical Engineering

Research Interests
  • Composition and distribution of Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs)
  • Orbital dynamics and orbital families

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Member of the Technical Staff of the Asteroids, Comets and Satellites Group (1996  present)
  • Specialty Medical Laboratory, Computer Manager (1986-1988)
  • Veterinary Reference Laboratory, Assistant Laboratory Technician (1982-1986)

Selected Awards
  • Group Achievement Award for NEAT work (2002)
  • JPL Award for Excellence - Exceptional Quality Award for NEAT work (2002)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for Stardust work (1999)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for NEAT work (1997)
  • JPL Award for Excellence for NEAT work (1997)
  • Asteroid (4969) Lawrence named in honor of asteroid work

Selected Publications
  1. M. Hicks, R. Bambery, K. Lawrence, "Near-Nucleus Photometry of Comets using Archived NEAT Data," AAS, DPS, Monterey, CA, Sept. 2003.
  2. Bambery, R. J. et. al., "Recent Discoveries and Advances for the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) Program with MSSS 1.2-meter Telescope," The AMOS Technical Conference, Maui, HI, Sept 2003.
  3. B. J. Teegarden, S. H. Pravdo, M. Hicks, K. Lawrence, S. B. Shaklan, K. Covey, O. Frazier, S. L. Hawley, T. McGlynn, I. N. Reid, "Discovery of a New Nearby Star," ApJ, 589:L51-L53, 2003.
  4. Ferrin, I., D. Rabinowitz, B. Schaefer, J. Snyder, N. Ellman, B. Vicente, A. Rengstorf, D. Depoy, S. Salim, P. Andrews, C. Bailyn, C. Baltay, C. Briceno, P. Coppi, M. Deng, W. Emmet, A. Oemler, C. Sabbey, J. Shin, S. Sofia, W. van Altena, K. Vivas, C. Abad, A. Bongiovanni, G. Bruzual, F. Della Prugna, D. Herrera, G. Magris, J. Matue, R. Pacheco, Ge. Sanchez, Gu. Sanchez, H. Schenner, J. Stock, K. Vierira, F. Fuenmayor, J. Hernandez, O. Naranjo, P. Rosenzweig, C. Secco, G. Spavieri, M. Gebhard, H. Honeycutt, S. Mufson, J. Musser, S. Pravdo, E. Helin, K. Lawrence, "Discovery of the Bright Trans-Neptunian Object 2000 EB17", ApJ, 548: L243-L247, 2001.
  5. Rabinowitz, D. L., E. F. Helin, K. J. Lawrence, S. H. Pravdo, "A Reduced Estimate of the Number of Kilometer-sized Near-Earth Asteroids," Nature, 403: 165-166.
  6. Pravdo, S. H., E. F. Helin, D. L. Rabinowitz, K. J. Lawrence, R. J. Bambery, C. C. Clark, S. L. Groom, S. M. Levin, J. J. Lorre, "The Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) Program: An Automated System for Telescope Control, Wide-Field Imaging, and Object Detection", AJ 117: 1616-1633.
  7. Lawrence, K. J., S. H. Pravdo, D. L. Rabinowitz, E. F. Helin, T. A. McGlynn, F. P. Seelos IV, "SkyMorph - An Online Program for Accessing Images from the Near-Earth Asteroid Program," AAS, DPS, Madison, WI, October 1998.
  8. Helin, E. F., S. H. Pravdo, D. L. Rabinowitz, K. J. Lawrence, "Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) Program," Near Earth Objects: The United Nations International Conference, pp. 6 - 25, Vol. 822 of the Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, 1997.

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