Born: Oct 06, 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.
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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