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Rafael Ribeiro de Sousa

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Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Guaratinguetá. Faculdade de Engenharia (FEG)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Bachelor in Physics from the State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Master and Doctor of Physics from the State University of São Paulo Júlio Mesquita Filho (UNESP) with a specialty in Dynamic Astronomy. He completed a sandwich doctorate period abroad at the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (OCA) in Nice, France. He is currently Professor-Researcher at the Postdoctoral level of the Graduate Program in Physics at UNESP by the Institutional Internationalization Program of CAPES. Develops scientific research projects in the areas of Astrophysics, Physics, Astronomy and Space Engineering in collaboration with the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (Nice, France), Sothwest Research Institute (Boulder, United States), Feira de Santana State University ( Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil) and the National Observatory (Rio de Janeiro). He has experience in the fields of Astrophysics, Astrodynamics, Applied Computing and Space Engineering, working in planetary and astrophysical formation of small bodies in the Solar System, formation and dynamic evolution of the Solar System, gravitational dynamics of N bodies, in the development of computational codes for the problem gravitational motion of N bodies (C, C ++ and Python language), artificial satellite trajectories, propulsion systems and evasive maneuvers in space debris environments. Participant in the COSPAR Capacity Building where he worked on the development of a project proposed by members of the European Space Agency (ESA). He is a member researcher of the Orbital Dynamics and Planetology Group (GDOP) and the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur Planetology Group and leader of the GDOP Planet Satellite Team. He is part of the scientific outreach team at GDOP, a member of the Astronomy video production team for the GDOP channel. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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