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Carlo Rubbia


Carlo RUBBIA, Italian professor of physics. Committee CERN since 1985; Papal Academy, of Science since 1986; USSR Academy, of Sciences; American Academy, of Arts and Sciences, Accademia dei Lincei, European Academy, of Sciences.


Rubbia, Carlo was born on March 31, 1934 in Gorizia, Italy. Son of Silvio and Bice (Liceni) Rubbia.


Bachelor of Science in Physics, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Polytechnic University Milan, 1957. Degree (honorary), Harvard University, 1970.

Degree (honorary), University Geneva, 1983. Degree (honorary), Carnegie Mellon University, 1985. Degree (honorary), University Genoa, Italy, 1985.

Degree (honorary), University Udine, Italy, 1985.


Research fellow Columbia University, New York City, 1960—1961. Senior research physicist European Organization of Nuclear Research (European Organization Nuclear Research), Geneva, since 1960, director general, 1989—1993. Assistant professor physics University Rome, 1961—1962.

Professor physics Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970—1988. Professor University Pavia, Italy, since 1989. Director International Center Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1994.

President, director Italian National Agency New Technologies, Energy & Environment (National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic development), 1999—2005.


  • Achievements include contributions to the project which led to the discovery of field particles W and Z, communicators of weak interaction.


Member of National Academy of Sciences (foreign) (foreign associate), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Accademia dei Lincei, Russian Academy of Sciences (foreign) (foreign), Royal Society (foreign), Pontifical Academy of Sciences, American Physics Society, European Physics Society.


Married Marisa Rome, June 27, 1960. Children: Laura, Andre.

Silvio Rubbia

Bice (Liceni) Rubbia

Marisa Rome

Laura Rubbia

Andre Rubbia