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Giacconi, Riccardo

Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
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1931 - Born in Genoa, Italy on the 6th of October.

1966 - Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy.

1981 - Bruce Medal.

         - Henry Norris Russell Lectureship.

         - Heineman Prize.

1982 - Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society.

         - He has simultaneously held the position of professor of physics and astronomy.

1988 - Research professor at Johns Hopkins University.

1993 - He was also Director General of the European Southern Observatory.

2002 - He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources.

         - Nobel Prize in Physics.

2003 - National Medal of Science.

         - He is currently principal investigator for the Chandra Deep Field-South project with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.


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