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  • Riccardo Giacconi is an American Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist who laid the foundations of X-ray astronomy. He is currently a professor at the Johns Hopkins University.

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  • "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources"
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  • For his pioneering research in X-ray astronomy and for his leadership of major astronomy facilities.
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  • for the discovery of extra-solar X-ray sources and the elucidation of their physical processes.
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