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Gonzalo Tancredi

Gonzalo Tancredi
Born (1963-08-03)August 3, 1963
Residence Montevideo, Uruguay
Nationality Uruguayan
Fields Astronomy
Institutions Los Molinos Observatory, Associated Professor of Astronomy at the University of the Republic
Known for Often-cited list of plutoids

Gonzalo Tancredi (born 3 August 1963) is an Uruguayan astronomer and associated professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay.[1] He is an active member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and investigator at Los Molinos Observatory.[2]

His list of possible dwarf planets, along with that of Michael E. Brown, is commonly considered, along with the five dwarf planets recognized by the IAU – Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris – to be the dwarf planets of the Solar System.[3] The main-belt asteroid 5088 Tancredi has been named after him.[4]


  1. ^ "Gonzalo Tancredi—Departamento de Astronomia". Instituto de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias (Universidad de la República). Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Individual Members—Gonzalo Tancredi". IAU- 
  3. ^ Tancredi, Gonzalo (2010). "Physical and dynamical characteristics of icy "dwarf planets" (plutoids)" (PDF). Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 263, 2009 (International Astronomical Union 2010).  
  4. ^ "5088 Tancredi (1979 QZ1)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 

External links

  • Gonzalo Tancredi – Departamento de Astronomia, Instituto de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Montevideo, URUGUAY
  • – Curriculum Vitae

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