To honor the memory and the outstanding figure of Paolo Farinella (1953-2000), an extraordinary scientist and person, a prize has been established in recognition of significant contributions given in the fields of interest of Paolo, which span from planetary sciences to
space geodesy, fundamental physics, science popularization, security in space, weapons control and disarmament.

The prize had been proposed during the “International Workshop on Paolo Farinella the Scientist and the Man”, held in Pisa in 2010, and is supported by the following Italian
Institutions: University of Pisa, ASI, INAF and IFAC-CNR.

The 6th Paolo Farinella Prize is devoted to the “Applications of Celestial Mechanics to the natural bodies of our solar system”. The award ceremony will be hosted by the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) at the joint DPS-EPSC Meeting that will be held in
Pasadena, CA (USA) from 16 to 21 October 2016.

Send nominations to: Alessandra Celletti, chair of the Prize Committee, and Giovanni Valsecchi (co-promoter of the prize) by email not later than 30 June 2016, at:

[email protected] and [email protected]

Please contact G.B. Valsecchi at [email protected] for additional
details. The application form can be found at: