Germano D'Abramo

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Minor planets discovered: 3 [1]
19528 Delloro 4 April 1999 MPC
29869 Chiarabarbara 4 April 1999 MPC
(59421) 1999 GV3 5 April 1999 MPC
all co-discovered with A. Boattini

Germano D'Abramo (born 25 May 1973) is an Italian mathematician, physicist and discoverer of minor planets.[2]

Career[edit]

In the late 1990s, he has been a collaborator of the Spaceguard Foundation which observes and studies near-Earth objects (NEOs), modelling NEO-populations and maintaining the foundation's online observation platform, the Spaceguard Central Node.[2] He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the co-discovery of 3 minor planets he made in collaboration with astronomer Andrea Boattini at Pistoia Mountains Astronomical Observatory in April 1999.[1]

At the beginning of 2006, he discovered a classical recursive probabilistic solution of Turing's Halting Problem, published in Chaos, Solitons & Fractals.[3] Since 2008, he is also involved in theoretical research on the status of and the challenge to the Second Law of Thermodynamics. He works at the IASF research facility (Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica) of the National Institute for Astrophysics in Rome.[citation needed]

Awards and honors[edit]

The outer main-belt asteroid 16154 Dabramo is named in his honour.[2][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (16154) Dabramo. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 833. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  3. ^ D'Abramo, Germano (2005). "Asymptotic behavior and halting probability of Turing Machines" (PDF). Chaos, Solitons & Fractals. 37: 210. arXiv:math.HO/0512390Freely accessible. Bibcode:2008CSF....37..210D. doi:10.1016/j.chaos.2006.08.022. 
  4. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 16154 Dabramo (2000 AW2)" (2016-02-09 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 

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