"Giuseppe Occhialini" Prize

The prize has been promoted jointly by the Italian Physical Society (SIF) and the Institute of Physics (IOP) on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Giuseppe Occhialini with the aim to honour his memory as well as to strengthen the relationships between the two Societies.

The prize is announced on an annual basis alternatively by the SIF and IOP, to award a physicist based in Italy or in the UK or Ireland, respectively, in recognition of distinguished work in Physics research carried out within the past 10 years.

The 2017 prize is announced by the Institute of Physics.

List of winners

Giuseppe Occhialini Award 2016

Premio Giuseppe Occhialini
Winner
Carla ANDREANI
Citation
for her outstanding contributions to novel experimental techniques and methods in neutron spectroscopy and her tireless commitment to fostering the British-Italian collaboration in neutron science

Giuseppe Occhialini Award 2015

Binney
Winner
James Jeffrey BINNEY
Citation
For his work on galaxy dynamics, in particular for developing an understanding of how galaxies exchange gas with the intergalactic medium and how this exchange controls the evolution of galaxy morphology

Giuseppe Occhialini Award 2014

Alessandro Tredicucci
Winner
Alessandro TREDICUCCI
Citation
For his innovative contributions to the realisation of terahertz heterostructure devices.

Giuseppe Occhialini Award 2013

Silvia Pascoli
Winner
Silvia PASCOLI
Citation
for her major contributions to the study of, and leadership in, the field of neutrino phenomenology.

Giuseppe Occhialini Award 2012

Coccia
Winner
Eugenio COCCIA
Citation
For his major contribution to the realization of the first long term observatories with cryogenic and ultracryogenic detectors of gravitational waves, and for his international role in the gravitational wave community and in the broader community of astroparticle physics.

Giuseppe Occhialini Award 2011

Ignazio Ciufolini
Winner
Gian Luca OPPO
Citation
For novel insights into nonlinear and quantum optical phenomena, especially spatio-temporal phenomena, achieved through the development and application of powerful techniques for small-scale computing.

Giuseppe Occhialini Award 2010

Ignazio Ciufolini
Winner
Ignazio CIUFOLINI
Citation
For providing further experimental confirmation of Einstein's theory of General Relativity through the use of laser-ranged satellites to study and measure frame-dragging.

Giuseppe Occhialini Award 2009

Gaetana Laricchia
Winner
Gaetana LARICCHIA
Citation
For distinguished work on experimental positron physics, in particular for developing and using the world's only positronium beam.

Giuseppe Occhialini Award 2008

Francesco Vissani
Winner
Francesco VISSANI
Citation
For his distinguished contributions to neutrino physics and, in particular, to the phenomenology and theory of neutrino mass and mixing.

Galleria

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