Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
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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.