Born in Pisa in 1970, Giovanni Federico Gronchi attended the Liceo Classico‘G. Gali-lei’in Pisa together to the Conservatorio di Musica’L. Cherubini’in Florence, obtaining in 1988 the Diploma di Maturit`a with 56/60 and the Diploma di Pianoforte with 10/10, laude and honorable mention. Later he attended the Master Degree course in Mathematics at the Universit`a di Pisa, continuing his pianist activity. In 1997 he obtained the Laurea in Matematica, with 110/110 cum laude.

He attended the Scuola di Dottorato inMatematica at the Universit`a di Pisa and got his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2002, defending a thesis about theoretical and computational aspects of collision singularities in the N–body problem.

From January 1, 2005 to December 28, 2014 he has been Researcher in Mathematical Physics at the Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa. In December 2013 he gained the national scientific abilitation (ASN) both as Associate and Full Professor in Mathematical Physics. From December 29, 2014 to October 31 2016 he has been Associate Professor.

Since November 1, 2016 he is Full Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa. He is member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) since 2006, and since August 2018 he is member of the Organizing Committee of the IAU Commission A4 (Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy). In 2007 his name has been given to asteroid (96217), for his contributions to Celestial Mechanics and its applications to Astronomy. He has been visiting researcher at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Honolulu, Hawaii (US) in the periods 26/7-10/8 2007 and 2/8-30/8 2010 to work at the development of algorithms of orbit determination within the project Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System). Since 2008 he is external scientist for this project. Since 2014 he is president of SIMCA (Italian Society of Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics).

Areas of expertise

  • Celestial mechanics
  • Orbit determination
  • Perturbation theory
  • Solar system body dynamics
  • Singularities and periodic orbits of the N-body problem.