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Riccardo Giacconi
National Medal of Science award ceremony, 2003
Born October 6, 1931 (1931-10-06) (age 88)
Genoa, Italy
Residence United States
Nationality Italy
United States
Fields Physics
Institutions Johns Hopkins University
Chandra X-ray Observatory
Alma mater University of Milan
Doctoral advisor  
Doctoral students  
Known for Astrophysics
Notable awards Elliott Cresson Medal (1980)
Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (1981)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2002)

Riccardo Giacconi (born October 6, 1931) is an Italian-American astrophysicist and educator. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002. He was awarded the prize because he laid the foundations of X-ray astronomy. He is a professor at the Johns Hopkins University.

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