Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Guaratinguetá. Faculdade de Engenharia (FEG)
(Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
graduate at Bacharelado e Licenciatura em Física from Universidade Federal do Paraná (2004) and master's at Physic from Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (2007). Has experience in Astronomy, focusing on Dynamical Astronomy, acting on the following subjects: simulação numérica, ensino de física, experimentos de física, ensino médio e fundamental and anel f.
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It was believed that only the giant planets of the Solar System would be able to keep stable ring-shaped structures around them. However, a stellar occultation in 2013 revealed that Chariklo - a Centaur with a radius of 125 km - hosts a ring system composed by two narrow rings with well defined edges. This discovery raised numerous questions related to the origin and stability of this sys…
Asteroids are leftovers from which the planets of our Solar System formed, and they keep valuable information of this formation process. An excellent tool to study these objects are their light curves, which are obtained by monitoring the variation of the object brightness as a function of time. Applying an inversion method upon the light curves it is possible to calculate the spin rate o…
Since it was discovered, the F-ring of Saturn has been extensively studied due to its peculiar structures, such as braids, gaps and strands. These features made the ring one of the main targets for the Cassini spacecraft cameras. The goal of this work is to create a longitudinal map of the F-ring based on a sequence of images taked by the spacecraft. The images will be navigated in order …