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Sylvio Ferraz de Mello


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

B.S. in Physics, Universidade de São Paulo (1959) and Docteur ès Sciences Mathématiques, Académie de Paris / Sorbonne (1966). Professor Emeritus, Universidade de São Paulo (2007). Editor-in-chief of the journal "Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy" (Springer/Nature) (2001-2017) Work in Astronomy, with emphasis on the Dynamics of the Solar System and Extrasolar Planetary Systems with results in the following subjects: Asteroids, Resonance, Tides, Chaos and Extrasolar planets. Awards: Grã-cruz da Ordem Nacional do Mérito Científico (Brasil), Docteur Honoris Causa de l'Observatoire de Paris (2007) and Brouwer Award of the American Astronomical Society/Division of Dynamical Astronomy. The International Astronomical Union named as "Ferraz-Mello" the asteroid 1983 XF (5201). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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