Alessandro Morbidelli (astronomer)

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Alessandro Morbidelli
Born May 2, 1966
Turin, Italy
Residence France
Citizenship Italy
Nationality Italy
Fields Planetary Science, Astrophysics, Astronomy
Institutions CNRS, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur
Alma mater University of Namur (FUNDP)
Known for Theories on the early history of the Solar System
Notable awards Urey Prize of the American Astronomical Society, asteroid 5596 1991PQ10 named Morbidelli, Grand Prix Mergier-Bourdeix of the French Academy of Science, Member of the Belgian Academy of Science

Alessandro Morbidelli (born May 2, 1966),[1] is an Italian astronomer and planetary scientist currently employed by the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur in Nice.[1]

Morbidelli specializes in solar system dynamics,[1] especially planetary formation[1] and migration and the structure of the asteroid and Kuiper belts.

In 2000, he received the Urey Prize from the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society.


  • Jewitt D., Morbidelli A., Rauer H., "Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets", Springer, 2008


  1. ^ a b c d "Alessandro Morbidelli". Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur. Archived from the original on 7 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 

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