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Adalberto Giazotto

Italian physicist
Giazotto in 2016

Adalberto Giazotto (1 February 1940 – 16 November 2017) was an Italian physicist. He was born in Genoa, Italy. He helped design the Virgo interferometer, which first detected gravitational waves in 2017.[1]

Giazotto won the Caterina Tomassoni e Felice Pietro Chisesi Prize, a Matteucci Medal, and shared the Enrico Fermi Prize with Barry Barish in 2016.

Giazotto died in Rome, Italy of a heart attack on 16 November 2017 at the age of 77.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Onde gravitazionali: è morto il padre di Virgo, Adalberto Giazotto". Il Tirreno (in Italian). 16 November 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  2. Bencivelli, Silvia (16 November 2017). "Onde gravitazionali: è morto il padre di Virgo, Adalberto Giazotto". Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 20 November 2017.