To honor the link between Vito Volterra and Jacques Friedel and their outstanding talent in Physics, the Italian Physical Society (SIF) together with the Société Française
de Physique (SFP), awards a prize for a physicist involved in some Italian-French collaboration, in recognition of distinguished work in Physics research carried out within the past 10 years.
The prize is jointly established in 2016 by the two Societies with the aim to commemorate the two eminent scientists as well as to strengthen the relationship between the two Societies. The prize will be awarded on an annual basis and will be alternatively announced by the SIF and SFP, respectively.
The 2017 prize is announced by the Société Française de Physique.
List of winners
Friedel-Volterra Prize 2016
- Gabriele VENEZIANO
- For having been at the origin of string theory and for having pioneered its applications to primordial cosmology, the Big Bang, and the issue of the beginning of time.