Publications

Papers:

  • Volk, K. & Malhotra, R., 2017. The curiously warped mean plane of the Kuiper belt. Submitted to AAS Journals (arXiv link)
  • Bannister, M.T.; Shankman, C.; Volk, K.; et al., 2017. OSSOS: V. Diffusion in the orbit of a high-perihelion distant Solar System object. Accepted for publication in AAS Journals (arXiv link)
  • Fraser, W.C. et al., 2017. All Planetesimals born near the Kuiper belt formed as binaries. Nature Astronomy. (ADS link)
  • Bannister, M.T. & the OSSOS Collaboration, 2016. OSSOS: IV. Discovery of a dwarf planet candidate in the 9:2 resonance. Astronomical Journal  (ADS link)
  • Volk, K; Murray-Clay, R.; Gladman, B.J.; Lawler, S.; Bannister, M.T.; Kavelaars, J.J.; Petit, J.M.; Gwyn, S.; Alexandersen, M.; Chen, Y.T.; Lykawka, P.; Ip, W.; & Lin, H.W., 2016.  OSSOS III – Resonant Trans-Neptunian Populations: Constraints from the first quarter of the Outer Solar System Origins Survey. Astronomical Journal (ADS link)
  • Malhotra, R; Volk, K; & Wang, X., 2016. Corralling a distant planet with extreme resonant Kuiper belt objects. Astrophysical Journal Letters (ADS link)
  • Bannister, M.T.; Kavelaars, J.J.; Petit, J.M.; Gladman, B.J.; Gwyn, S.; Volk, K.; Chen, Y-T; Alexandersen, M.; & the OSSOS collaboration, 2016. The Outer Solar System Origins Survey I: design and first-quarter discoveries. Astronomical Journal  (ADS link)
  • Shankman, C.; Kavelaars, J.J.; Gladman, B.J.; Alexandersen, M.; Kaib, N.; Petit, J.M.; Bannister, M.T.; Chen, Y.T., Gwyn, S.; Jakubik, M.; & Volk, K., 2016. OSSOS II: A sharp transition in the absolute magnitude distribution of the Kuiper belt’s scattering population.  Astronomical Journal  (ADS link)
  • Volk, K. & Gladman, B., 2015.  Consolidating and Crushing Exoplanets: Did it Happen Here? Astrophysical Journal Letters (ADS link)
  • Pike, R.E.; Kavelaars J.J.; Petit, J.M.;Gladman, B.J.; Alexandersen. M.; Volk, K; & Shankman, C.J., 2015. The 5:1 Neptune Resonance as Probed by CFEPS: Dynamics and Population. Astronomical Journal (ADS link)
  • Volk, K. & Malhotra, R., 2013.  Do Centaurs preserve their source inclinations?  Icarus (ADS link)
  • Volk, K. & Malhotra, R., 2012.  The effect of orbital evolution on the Haumea (2003 EL61) collisional family. Icarus (ADS link)
  • Volk, K. & Malhotra, R., 2011.  Inclination Mixing in the Classical Kuiper Belt. Astrophysical Journal (ADS link)
  • Volk, K. & Malhotra, R., 2008.  The Scattered Disk as the Source of the Jupiter Family Comets. Astrophysical Journal (ADS link)
  • Cui, J., Yelle, R.V., & Volk, K., 2008.  Distribution and escape of molecular hydrogen in Titan’s thermosphere and exosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research (ADS link)

Selected Conference Proceedings

  • 2017: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. The curiously warped mean plane of the Kuiper belt. ACM Meeting, Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • 2016: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. Evidence for a distant unseen solar system planet: Assessing the observational biases in the extreme Kuiper belt population. EPSC-DPS joint meeting, Pasadena, CA. (ADS)
  • 2016: J-M. Petit, M. T. Bannister, M. Alexandersen, Y-T. Chen, B. Gladman, S. Gwyn, JJ Kavelaars, & K. Volk. The absolute magnitude distribution of cold classical Kuiper belt objects. EPSC-DPS joint meeting, Pasadena, CA. (ADS)
  • 2016: B. Gladman, M. T. Bannister, M. Alexandersen, Y-T. Chen, S. Gwyn, JJ Kavelaars, J-M. Petit, K. Volk & the OSSOS collaboration. New features in the structure of the classical Kuiper Belt. EPSC-DPS joint meeting, Pasadena, CA. (ADS)
    2016: K. Volk, R. Malhotra, & X. Wang. Dynamics of the Most Distant Kuiper Belt Objects. DDA Meeting, Nashville, TN. (ADS)
  • 2015: K. Volk, et al. Resonant Trans-Neptunian Populations: Constraints from the first quarter of the Outer Solar System Origins Survey. DPS Meeting, National Harbor, MD. (ADS)
  • 2015: B. Gladman & K. Volk. Consolidating and Crushing Exoplanets: Did It Happen Here? DPS Meeting, National Harbor, MD. (ADS)
  • 2015: K. Volk & B. Gladman. Consolidating and Crushing Exoplanet Systems. DDA Meeting, Pasadena, CA. (ADS)
  • 2015: K. Volk & B. Gladman. Crushed Exoplanet systems: Did it happen here? AAS Meeting, Seattle, WA. (ADS)
  • 2014: K. Volk, B. Gladman, R. Murray-Clay, & S. Lawler. Preliminary models of the resonant trans-Neptunian populations from the Outer Solar System Origins Survey. DPS Meeting, Tucson, AZ. (ADS)
  • 2014: K. Volk, B. Gladman, R. Murray-Clay, & S. Lawler. Preliminary models of the resonant trans-Neptunian populations from the Outer Solar System Origins Survey. ACM Meeting, Helsinki, Finland. (ADS)
  • 2013: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. Ordering mean motion resonances with the Farey tree: appllications to the Kuiper belt. DPS Meeting, Denver, CO. (ADS)
  • 2012: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. Origins of resonant Kuiper belt objects. DDA Meeting, Mt. Hood, OR. (ADS)
  • 2011: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. Libration amplitude distributions of resonance Kuiper belt objects. EPSC-DPS joint meeting, Nantes, France (link)
  • 2011: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. Long-term dynamical evoluition of the Haumea (2003 EL61) collisional family. EPSC-DPS joint meeting, Nantes, France (link)
  • 2011: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. The effect of planetary encouters on the inclination distribution of the Centaurs. DDA meeting, Austin, TX. (ADS)
  • 2010: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. The effect of planetary encouters on the inclination distribution of the Centaurs. DPS meeting, Pasadena, CA. (ADS)
  • 2010: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. Resonant pathways to the distant Kuiper belt. TNOs Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2010: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. Orbital inclination evolution and correlations with physical properties of KBOs. DDA meeting, Brookline, MA. (ADS)
  • 2009: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. Resonant channels to the distant Kuiper belt. DPS Meeting, Fajardo, PR. (ADS)
  • 2009: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. Dynamical pathways to the high-perihelion scattered disk. DDA Meeting, Virginia Beach, VA. (ADS)
  • 2008: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. Reassessing the classical Kuiper belt as a source of the Juipter family comets. DPS Meeting, Ithaca, NY. (ADS)
  • 2008: K. Volk & R. Malhotra. The scattered disk as a source of the Juipter family comets. DPS Meeting, Orlando, FL. (ADS)