Gonzalo Tancredi

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Gonzalo Tancredi
Born (1963-08-03)August 3, 1963
Residence Montevideo, Uruguay
Nationality Uruguayan
Known for Often-cited list of plutoids
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy
Institutions Los Molinos Observatory, Associated Professor of Astronomy at the University of the Republic

Gonzalo Tancredi (born 3 August 1963) is an Uruguayan astronomer and associated professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay.[1] He is an active member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and investigator at Los Molinos Observatory.[2]

His list of possible dwarf planets, along with that of Michael E. Brown, is commonly considered, along with the five dwarf planets recognized by the IAU – Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris – to be the dwarf planets of the Solar System.[3] The Themistian asteroid 5088 Tancredi has been named after him.[4]


  1. ^ "Gonzalo Tancredi—Departamento de Astronomia". Instituto de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias (Universidad de la República). Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Individual Members—Gonzalo Tancredi". IAU-International Astronomical Union. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Tancredi, Gonzalo (2010). "Physical and dynamical characteristics of icy "dwarf planets" (plutoids)". Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 263, 2009. International Astronomical Union 2010. doi:10.1017/S1743921310001717. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5088) Tancredi. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 437–438. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 

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