Carlo Rubbia Biography
Birthday: March 31, 1934 (Aries)
Born In: Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Carlo Rubbia is an Italian physicist, who has been one of the most important figures in the world of particle physics for several decades. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 for his stellar work in proving the existence of W and Z particles or bosons. His father was an electrical engineer and during his early days in high school, he showed a keen interest in the sciences and was particularly keen on engineering and mechanical theories. However, the onset of the Second World War severely affected his education and he could not get into the University of his Choice, Scuola Normale in Pisa. However after a year he was given a seat to study there. After obtaining his doctorate from the University of Pisa, he went off to Columbia University for further research and after spending some time in the United States, he joined CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. His most important work was accomplished at CERN and he went on to serve as the Director-General of the CERN Laboratory. He has also worked as a professor of physics at Harvard University and continues to serve in several scientific advisory roles due to his standing in the scientific community.