Stephen M. Slivan

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Research Highlights

My study of the rotation lightcurves of the largest Koronis family asteroids has revealed that their spin vectors are unexpectedly aligned in obliquity. Follow-up study is underway. (More information: Koronis family asteroids rotation lightcurves observing program)

“other stuff”

In 1994 I had the first Athena individual workstation in a dormitory

Email message back to me dated 1994 Jun 20, disentangling confusion caused by my request to MIT Network Services to hook up my Athena workstation:

Ah, ok, that makes sense.  Believe it or not, the network services
folks *were* exactly the right people to deal; it's just likely that
the person who answered the phone was a bit confused, and got thrown by
the fact that it was in a dorm.

Anyway, I have forwarded your mail on to a place where it WILL get dealt

You see, you are the first, the very first, person to buy a workstation
and put it in a dorm room.  (there was apparently one person who got one
a while ago and put it in a frat, but he did all the grunge himself, and
so network services isn't quite prepared to deal...)