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Creator::
Giacconi, Riccardo  Search this
Extent:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Clippings
Newsletters
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Date:
circa 1958-1992, 2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the professional papers of Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018), an astrophysicist specializing in x-ray astronomy and who was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of cosmic x-ray sources. Giacconi's papers document his research, participation in the larger astrophysics community, and influence on space policy. Particularly well-documented topics in this accession include the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility, the Space Studies Board, the Astrophysics Council, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the Wide Field X-Ray Telescope, and numerous other x-ray telescopes and astronomical organizations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, pre-prints, proposals, meeting materials, reports, data, budgets, clippings, notes, images, pamphlets, newsletters, directories, three-dimensional awards, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. For additional biographical information, please see Record Unit 7416.
Topic:
X-ray telescopes  Search this
Nobel Prizes  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Cosmic rays  Search this
Research  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astrophysics Council  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Clippings
Newsletters
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-142, Riccardo Giacconi Papers
Identifier:
Accession 10-142
See more items in:
Riccardo Giacconi Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-142