Vol 12, No 8 (2012)

Cristian Beaugé, Sylvio Ferraz-Mello and Tatiana A. Michtchenko

Posted: Apr 01, 2022

Prof. Cristian Beaugé

Professor of Astronomical Observatory, University of Cordoba, Argentina

Born March 17, 1963 in Córdoba, Argentina. Graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), and obtained his PhD in the Universidade de São Paulo (USP, Brasil). Is currently an associate professor at UNC and an independent researcher from the Argentinian Research Council - Conicet-.

Prof. Sylvio Ferraz-Mello

Physicist. Emeritus professor of the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Sao Paulo (Brasil). Docteur-ès-Sciences Mathématiques from Académie de Paris. Docteur Honoris Causa from Observatoire de Paris. Held visiting fellowships and lecturing positions at Paris and Nice (France), Austin (USA), La Plata (Argentina), Porto (Portugal), Viena (Austria) and Cambridge (U.K.). Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. In recognition for many years of investigation on the dynamics of resonant asteroids, the asteroid 5201 has been named "Ferraz-Mello", by IAU. Authored two scientific books: "Canonical Perturbations Theory: Degenerate Systems and resonance" (Springer, New York) and "Dynamics of the Galilean Satellites: an introductory treatise" (MIR, Moscow). Currently is co- investigator of the space mission CoRoT, contributing to the dynamical characterization of the new discovered exoplanets and working on a new rheophysical theory of bodily tides to be applied to planetary satellites and exoplanets. Is editor-in-chief of the journal "Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy".

Prof. Tatiana A. Michtchenko

Theoretician in the area of Celestial Mechanics. Currently Associate Professor of the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Master of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the Sternberg Institute of Astronomy of the Moscow Lomonosov University. PhD from the University of Sao Paulo. Held Post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona. Research fields: extra-Solar planetary systems; dynamics of the Solar System; mathematical and dynamical astronomy.