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Guido Altarelli
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Born (1941-07-12)July 12, 1941
Died September 30, 2015(2015-09-30) (aged 74)
Nationality Italian
Known for Altarelli-Parisi equations
  • Julius Wess Award (2011)
  • J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics (2012)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions Sapienza University of Rome, University of Roma Tre

Guido Altarelli (July 12, 1941 - September 30, 2015) was an Italian theoretical physicist. He was born in Rome, Italy.

He held positions at New York University (1968–69), the Rockefeller University (New York, 1969–70), l' École Normale Supérieure in Paris (76-77, 81) and Boston University (85-86).


  • Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2011 Julius Wess Award for Outstanding Achievements in Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics - The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 2012 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics - The American Physical Society
  • High Energy and Particle Physics Prize - EPS HEPP Prize, 2015.
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