Welington de Melo
Welington de Melo
Melo in 1973
|Died||21 December 2016(aged 70)|
|Alma mater||Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada|
|Known for||Contributions to dynamical systems theory|
|Institutions||Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada|
|Thesis||Structural Stability of Diffeomorphisms on Two-Manifolds (1973)|
|Doctoral advisor||Jacob Palis|
|Doctoral students||Artur Avila, Maria Pacifico, Edson Vargas, Daniel Smania, Pablo Guarino|
Welington Celso de Melo (17 November 1946 – 21 December 2016) was a Brazilian mathematician. Known for his contributions to dynamical systems theory, he served as full professor at Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada from 1980 to 2016. Melo wrote numerous papers, one being a complete description of the topological behavior of 1-dimensional real dynamical systems (co-authored with Marco Martens and Sebastian van Strien). He proved the global hyperbolicity of renormalization for Cr unimodal maps (co-authored with Alberto Pinto and Edson de Faria).  He was a recipient of the 2003 TWAS Prize.
Awards and honors
- Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Member (1991)
- National Order of Scientific Merit, Commander (1996)
- National Order of Scientific Merit, Grand Cross (2002)
- Third World Academy of Sciences Prize (2003)
- Third World Academy of Sciences Prize, Member (2005)
- Martens, M.; De Melo, W.; Van Strien, S. (1992), "Julia-Fatou-Sullivan theory for real one-dimensional dynamics", Acta Mathematica, 168 (1): 273–318, doi:10.1007/BF02392981.
- Faria, E.; De Melo, W.; Pinto, A. (2006), "Global hyperbolicity of renormalization for Cr unimodal maps", Annals of Mathematics, 164: 731–824, arXiv:math/0702851, doi:10.4007/annals.2006.164.731.
- "Prizes and Awards". The World Academy of Sciences. 2016.
- Welington de Melo's website at IMPA
- Curriculum Vitae
- Welington de Melo at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
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