Giacconi, Riccardo

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Giacconi, Riccardo Gender: M
born on 6 October 1931 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Genova, Italy, 44n25, 8e57
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°54' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°49 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 13°01'

Riccardo Giacconi


Italian physicist, the leader of a team that developed a telescope to produce x-ray images. His vision and ability to inspire others was instrumental, and he is considered "the father of x-ray astronomy." Giacconi won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2002.

After earning his doctorate in Milan, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1956. In 1959 Giacconi went to work for American Science and Engineering where he rose to the rank of vice president. From 1973 he took a position as professor of astronomy at Harvard, and later went on to become director of the European Southern Observatory.

Giacconi died on 9 December 2018, aged 87, in San Diego, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change residence 1956 (Immigrated to the U.S.)
  • Work : New Job 1959 (Began working for American Science and Engineering)
  • Work : New Job 1973 (Professor of Astronomy, Harvard)
  • Work : Prize 2002 (Nobel Prize for Physics)

Source Notes

Bordoni quotes B. C. by email 11/2002


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (Fulbright Fellowship)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Italian emigrant to USA)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Director of observatory)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of astronomy)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics (Pro, leader in his field)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Meritorious achievement
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Physics)