Paulo Benevides Soares

Paulo Benevides Soares

Brazil

1940-2017


Obituary:

At the beginning of his career Paulo Benevides Soares, with his
competence, talent, creativity and originality, became one of the
pillars of the development of Brazilian Astronomy. He was Professor at
the University of São Paulo since 1968, after obtaining his PhD at the
University of Paris I. Throughout his career he developed relevant
instrumental, observational and theoretical works in the area of
astrometry and in other fields of astronomy, in geophysics and optics,
and advised several PhD students. In addition to his professional
qualities, it is important to highlight his kindness and respect to
ethical principles.

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 8 Astrometry (1994-1997)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 8 Astrometry (1991-1994)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 8 Astrometry (1988-1991)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 8 Astrometry (1985-1988)
  • Past Member of Division A Fundamental Astronomy (until 2017)
  • Past Member of Division I Fundamental Astronomy (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Commission 8 Astrometry (until 2015)

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