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Riccardo Giacconi (born October 6, 1931; deed 9 December 2018) was an Italian Nobel Prize-winnin astropheesicist wha laid the foondations o X-ray astronomy. He is currently a professor at the Johns Hopkins Varsity.

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Riccardo Giacconi
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National Medal of Science award ceremony, 2003
Born6 October 1931(1931-10-06)
Genoa, Italy
Died9 December 2018 (aged 87)
ResidenceUnitit States
NaitionalityItaly
Unitit States
Alma materVarsity o Milan
Kent forAstropheesics
AwairdsElliott Cresson Medal (1980)
Dannie Heineman Prize for Astropheesics (1981)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (2002)
Scientific career
FieldsPheesics
InstitutionsJohns Hopkins Varsity
Chandra X-ray Observatory
Doctoral advisor 
Doctoral students