Paulo R. Holvorcem

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Paulo Renato Centeno Holvorcem (born July 10, 1967 ) is a Brazilian amateur astronomer and asteroid explorer who lives in Porto Seguro in the Brazilian state of Bahia .

Holvorcem graduated from the University of Brasília with a bachelor's degree in physics in 1987 . In 1991 he received his master's degree in meteorology . In 1994 he received his PhD in applied mathematics from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas .

Holvorcem discovered over 300 asteroids between 1998 and 2004, more than half of them together with Charles W. Juels and Michael Schwartz .

Together with Juels he discovered the comets C / 2002 Y1 (Juels-Holvorcem) and C / 2005 N1 (Juels-Holvorcem) and together with Michael Schwartz on May 26, 2011 at the Tenagra Observatory, the comet C / 2011 K1 (Schwartz-Holvorcem ) . For the discovery of C / 2002 Y1, the explorers were awarded the Harvard-Smithsonian Comet Award 2003.

The asteroid (13421) Holvorcem was named after him.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Minor Planet Discoverers
  2. Presentation of the Comet Awards 2003
  3. ^ First Comet of Tenagra Observatory