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Ignazio Ciufolini

Ignazio Ciufolini, Italian physicist. Principal investigator LARES mission Italian Space Agency, since 1998; fellow United States National Research Council, 1988. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Italian Society Gravitation (board directors since 1996), International Science Foundation (international physics award 2001).

Background

  • Ciufolini, Ignazio was born on December 27, 1951 in Rome.

  • Education

    • Master in Mathematics with honours, University Rome, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Texas, 1984.

    Career

    • From teaching assistant to lecturer University Texas, Austin, 1982-1986, research associate, 1986-1988. Visiting professor University Trento, Italy, 1989. Research associate National Research Council of Italy, Rome, 1989-1999.

      Professor University Lecce, Italy, since 1999. Visiting professor University Rome, 1995-1996. Member fundamental physical in space committee European Space Agency, 1993-1994.

    Works

    • Gravitation and Inertia
    • Einstein's standard and battle-tested geometric theory of gravity--spacetime tells mass how to move and mass tells spacetime how to curve--is expounded in this book by Ignazio Ciufolini and John Wheeler.
    • Author: Gravitation and Inertia, 1995 (Best Book in Physical Astronomy award American Association Public 1995), (with S.T. Hawking and J.A. Wheeler, audiobook) Theories of the Universe, 1996. Co-author, editor: Gravitational Waves: Sources and Detectors, 1997.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Italian Society Gravitation (board directors since 1996), International Science Foundation (international physics award 2001).

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, travel, arts, nature.

    Connections

    • Son of Giuseppe and Loreta (Fabi) C. Married Svetlana Lamintseva.
    • father: Giuseppe Ciufolini
    • mother: Loreta (Fabi) Ciufolini
    • spouse: Svetlana Lamintseva.
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    Born December 27, 1951
    (age 65)
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    • 1980
      University Rome
    • 1984
      University Texas
    • 1982 - 1986
      From teaching assistant, to lecturer University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1989
      visiting professor, University Trento
      Italy
    • 1989 - 1999
      research associate, National Research Council of Italy
      Rome, New York, United States
    • 1999
      professor, University Lecce
      Italy