Alessandro Morbidelli (astronomer)

Alessandro Morbidelli (born May 2, 1966),[1] is an Italian astronomer and planetary scientist currently employed by the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur in Nice.[1]

Morbidelli specialises in solar system dynamics,[1] especially planetary formation[1] and migration and the structure of the asteroid and Kuiper belts.

In 2000, he received the Urey Prize from the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society.

On 17 November 2015, Morbidelli was elected a foreign member of the French Académie des Sciences.