at Yunnán Observatory (China) At Yunnán National Observatory (China, May 2006)
my CV : in English     in French

Current Location:

University of Namur
Department of Mathematics
NAmur Center for CompleX SYStems (NAXYS)
Rempart de la Vierge 8
B-5000 Namur
e-mail :

Research interests:

Refereed publications:

  1. Noyelles B., Frouard J., Makarov V.V. & Efroimsky M., 2014, Spin-orbit evolution of Mercury revisited, Icarus, 241, 26-44
  2. Noyelles B. & Lhotka C., 2013, The influence of orbital dynamics, shape and tides on the obliquity of Mercury, Advances in Space Research, 52, 2085-2101, Supplementary Material
  3. Verheylewegen É., Noyelles B. & Lemaître A., 2013, A numerical exploration of Miranda's dynamical history, The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 435, 1776-1787
  4. Noyelles B., 2013, The rotation of Io predicted by the Poincaré-Hough model, Icarus, 223, 621-624
  5. Oberst J. et al. (29 authors), 2012, GETEMME - a mission to explore the Martian satellites and the fundamentals of solar system physics, Experimental Astronomy, 34, 243-271
  6. Noyelles B., 2012, Behavior of nearby synchronous rotation of a Poincaré-Hough satellite at low eccentricity, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 112, 353-383
  7. Arridge C.S. et al. (79 authors), 2012, Uranus Pathfinder: Exploring the origins and evolution of ice giant planets, Experimental Astronomy, 33, 753-791
  8. Noyelles B. & D'Hoedt S., 2012, Modeling the obliquity of Mercury, Planetary and Space Science, 60, 274-286
  9. Noyelles B., Karatekin Ö & Rambaux N., 2011, The rotation of Mimas, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 536, A61
  10. Noyelles B., Dufey J. & Lemaître A., 2010, Core-mantle interactions for Mercury, The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 407, 479-496
  11. D'Hoedt S., Noyelles B., Dufey J. & Lemaître A., 2010, A secondary resonance in Mercury's rotation, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 107, 93-100
  12. Noyelles B., 2010, Theory of the rotation of Janus and Epimetheus, Icarus, 207, 887-902
  13. Dufey J., Noyelles B., Rambaux N. & Lemaître A., 2009, Latitudinal librations of Mercury with a fluid core, Icarus, 203, 1-12
  14. D'Hoedt S., Noyelles B., Dufey J. & Lemaître A., 2009, Determination of an instantaneous Laplace plane for Mercury's rotation, Advances in Space Research, 44, 597-603
  15. Noyelles B., 2009, Expression of the third Cassini Law for Callisto, and theory of its rotation, Icarus, 202, 225-239
  16. Arlot J.-E. et al. (118 authors), 2009, The PHEMU03 catalogue of observations of the mutual phenomena of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 493, 1171-1182
  17. Peng Q.Y., Vienne A., Lainey V. & Noyelles B., 2008, New evidence of precision premium for Galilean satellites from CCD imaging, Planetary and Space Science, 56, 1807-1811
  18. Noyelles B., 2008, Titan's rotational state: The effects of a forced "free" resonant wobble, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 101, 13-30
  19. Noyelles B., Lemaître A. & Vienne A., 2008, Titan's rotation: A 3-dimensional theory, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 478, 959-970
  20. Noyelles B. & Vienne A., 2007, Chaos induced by De Haerdtl inequality in the Galilean system, Icarus, 190, 594-607
  21. Peng Q.Y. & Noyelles B., 2007, Eclipses and Occultations of Galilean satellites observed in 2003 at Yunnan Observatory, The Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 7, 317-324
  22. Vienne A., Noyelles B. & Amossé A., 2003, Observation of 13 mutual events of Jovian satellites performed at Lille Observatory, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 411, 343-347
  23. Noyelles B., Vienne A. & Descamps P., 2003, Astrometric reduction of lightcurves observed during the PHESAT95 campaign of Saturnian satellites, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 401, 1159-1175

International conferences:

Press releases:

The despinning of Mercury: Vers l'avenir (Belgium), MEDIA INAF (Italy), La Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), SpaceRef, University of Namur

PhD thesis:

Noyelles B., 2005, Effets des marées sur la dynamique des satellites de Jupiter et de Saturne, Ph.D thesis, Paris Observatory abstract


My homepage at the University of Namur: here,
at the International Astronomical Union: here
IAU-Symposium: Complex Planetary Systems 07-11 July 2014, Namur, Belgium