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John C. B. Papaloizou (born 1947) is a British theoretical physicist. Papaloizou is a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge. He works on the theory of accretion disks, with particular application to the formation of planets.

He discovered the Papaloizou-Pringle instability together with Jim E. Pringle in 1984[1]. Papaloizou also made major contributions in various areas such as the radial-orbit instability, toroidal modes in stars and different instabilities in accretion disks.

The asteroid 17063 Papaloizou is named after John Papaloizou [2].


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1. ^ Royal Astronomical Society, Monthly Notices (ISSN 0035-8711), vol. 208, June 15, 1984, p. 721-750

2. ^ JPL Small-Body Database Browser

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