Awards & Winners

Riccardo Giacconi

Date of Birth 06-October-1931
Place of Birth Genoa
(Italy, Liguria, Province of Genoa)
Nationality United States of America, Italy
Profession Astronomer, Physicist
Riccardo Giacconi is an Italian - American Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist who laid the foundations of X-ray astronomy. He is currently a professor at the Johns Hopkins University.

Awards by Riccardo Giacconi

Check all the awards nominated and won by Riccardo Giacconi.


National Medal of Science for Physical Science
(For his pioneering research in X-ray astronomy and for his leadership of major astronomy facilities.)


Nobel Prize in Physics
(for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources)


Wolf Prize in Physics
(for the discovery of extra-solar X-ray sources and the elucidation of their physical processes.)