Jorge Carvano was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1971. He received a degree in astronomy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1996, and an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in astrophysics from the Observatório Nacional in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He worked as a Posdoc in the Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, from 2004 to 2006, working with thermal infrared observations of the icy satellites of Saturn, using the composite infrared spectrograph on board the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft. Since 2009, he is a Researcher at the Astrophysics Department at Observatório Nacional, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His main interests are solar system evolution and the determination of the physical properties of asteroids and planetary satellites.
Biography Updated on 9 December 2010