Riccardo Giacconi

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Riccardo Giacconi
National Medal of Science award ceremony, 2003
Born 6 October 1931(1931-10-06)
Genoa, Italy
Died 9 December 2018 (aged 87)
Residence Unitit States
Naitionality Italy
Unitit States
Alma mater Varsity o Milan
Kent for Astropheesics
Awairds Elliott Cresson Medal (1980)
Dannie Heineman Prize for Astropheesics (1981)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (2002)
Scientific career
Fields Pheesics
Institutions Johns Hopkins Varsity
Chandra X-ray Observatory
Doctoral advisor  
Doctoral students  

Riccardo Giacconi (born October 6, 1931; deed 9 December 2018) was an Italian Nobel Prize-winnin astropheesicist wha laid the foondations o X-ray astronomy. He is currently a professor at the Johns Hopkins Varsity.