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To Parisi the Wolf Prize, one of the most prestigious for physics

2021-02-10T22:07:26.274Z

Since 1979 in recognition it did not go to an Italian who works in Italy (ANSA) Giorgio Parisi won the Wolf Prize , one of the most prestigious international awards in physics. Since 1979 an Italian who works in our country was not awarded. The National Institute of Nuclear Physics (Infn), the Accademia dei Lincei of which Parisi is president, and the Sapienza University of Rome announce it. Parisi was awarded " for his pioneering discoveries in quantum field theory, statisti



Giorgio Parisi won the

Wolf Prize

, one of the most prestigious international awards in physics.

Since 1979 an Italian who works in our country was not awarded.

The National Institute of Nuclear Physics (Infn), the Accademia dei Lincei of which Parisi is president, and the Sapienza University of Rome announce it.

Parisi was awarded "

for his pioneering discoveries

in quantum field theory, statistical mechanics and complex systems".


Established by

the Wolf Foundation

of Israel in 1978 as a recognition for scientists and artists who have produced "results in the interest of humanity and friendly relations between people, regardless of nationality, race, color, religion, gender or political views", the Wolf prize was won in

1979

by the Italian

Giuseppe Occhialini

.

Since then two other Italians have received the award, but both active in the United States:

Bruno Rossi

and

Riccardo Giacconi

.

Among the other well-known names with which Giorgio Parisi shares the Wolf Prize are

Stephen Hawking

and

Peter Higgs

.

Parisi, "it is a collective award to a community", a "great satisfaction"


"I am happy because it is an award that goes to an Italian who lives and works in Italy", Giorgio Parisi, president of the National Academy, told ANSA dei Lincei and physicist from the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and the Sapienza University of Rome, as soon as he learned that he had won the Wolf Prize for Physics.


"It is a great satisfaction - he added - because it is also a collective award to a community. The merit of this award also goes to the many collaborators I have had, with whom we enjoyed trying to reveal those who were once called the 'mysteries of nature' ".

Parisi then said he was "" extremely happy and honored not only for having been included in a very prestigious company, in which I find many friends, but also for having been placed in direct relationship with Riccardo Wolf, a person I admire very much for his skills. scientific research and the great civil commitment ".


" The researches for which I was awarded - he said again - concern both the theory of fields to which I dedicated myself in the first part of my career, and then statistical mechanics and the physics of complex systems : it is an award that covers all the things I have dealt with in a very varied way. "



Zoccoli (Infn), the Wolf Prize in Parisi confirms his prestige


The Wolf Prize to Giorgio Parisi confirms his prestige on an international level: he said it the president of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (Infn) "Giorgio Parisi Antonio Zoccoli commenting on the recognition of the Italian physicist.

Parisi "is one of the most authoritative physicists in the world - observes Zoccoli - and awards such as the Wolf Prize attest to the scientific value of his work, and demonstrate once again how Italian science and scientists are at the highest levels and recognized as such by institutions most prestigious internationals. "

Polimeni (Sapienza), Wolf Prize in Parisi a source of pride


 "The award assigned to Giorgio Parisi is a source of pride for the whole Community of Sapienza", notes in a note the rector of the Sapienza University of Rome, Antonella Polimeni, commenting on the assignment of the Wolf prize to physicist Giorgio Parisi.

"I am pleased - she adds - to express my most fervent congratulations for this further prestigious step in the path of Italian research excellence".

The biography of Giorgio Parisi


Full professor of Theoretical Physics at the Sapienza University of Rome, Parisi is a researcher associated with Infn and since 2018 he has been president of the Accademia dei Lincei. Born in Rome in 1948, Parisi completed his studies at Sapienza, where he graduated in physics in 1970 under the guidance of Nicola Cabibbo. He began his scientific career at the Frascati National Laboratories of the Infn, first as a member of the National Research Council (Cnr) (1971-1973) and later as a researcher at Infn (1973-1981). During this period he spent long stays abroad, first at Columbia University in New York (1973-1974), at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in Bures-sur-Yvettes (1976-1977), at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. (1977-1978).


In his scientific career Parisi has made many decisive and widely recognized contributions in different areas of physics: in particle physics, statistical mechanics, fluid dynamics, condensed matter, supercomputers. He has also written articles on neural networks, the immune system and the movement of groups of animals. He was the winner of two ERC European Research Council advanced grants, in 2010 and 2016, and is the author of over six hundred articles and contributions to scientific conferences and four books. His works are well known.


In 1992 he was awarded the Boltzmann Medal (awarded every three years by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (Iupap) for new achievements in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics) for his contributions to the theory of disordered systems, and the Max Planck Medal in 2011, from the German physics company Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft.

Source: ansa

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