Carlo Rubbia

1934 - Today

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Carlo Rubbia (born 31 March 1934) is an Italian particle physicist and inventor who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Simon van der Meer for work leading to the discovery of the W and Z particles at CERN. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlo Rubbia has received more than 238,628 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Carlo Rubbia is the 288th most popular physicist (down from 262nd in 2019), the 1,332nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,192nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Physicist.

Carlo Rubbia is most famous for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 for his work on the discovery of the W and Z particles.

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Among physicists, Carlo Rubbia ranks 288 out of 717Before him are Ivar Giaever, George Smoot, Ernest Walton, Ludwig Prandtl, Thomas Johann Seebeck, and Samuel C. C. Ting. After him are David Gross, Ernst Chladni, Makoto Kobayashi, Fritjof Capra, Walter Kohn, and William Daniel Phillips.

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Among people born in 1934, Carlo Rubbia ranks 77Before him are Heng Samrin, Pedro Pires, Pratibha Patil, Anton Geesink, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., and Renata Scotto. After him are Albert Speer, Per Olov Enquist, Miguel de la Madrid, Yasuo Takamori, Valery Bykovsky, and Armi Kuusela.

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Among people born in Italy, Carlo Rubbia ranks 1,332 out of 4,668Before him are Mikhail Tsvet (1872), Andreas Hofer (1767), Orcagna (1315), Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg (1328), Gianni Morandi (1944), and Andrea della Robbia (1435). After him are Dicaearchus (-350), Bruttia Crispina (164), Irnerius (1050), Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma (1679), Giovanni Papini (1881), and Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (1466).


Among physicists born in Italy, Carlo Rubbia ranks 11Before him are Laura Bassi (1711), Emilio Segrè (1905), Giorgio Parisi (1948), Francesco Maria Grimaldi (1618), Ettore Majorana (1906), and Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746). After him are Bruno Pontecorvo (1913), Galileo Ferraris (1847), Giovanni Aldini (1762), Gabriele Veneziano (1942), Carlo Matteucci (1811), and Federico Faggin (1941).