Giacconi

Prof. Giacconi is famous for his pioneering work in the development and application of X-ray technologies in astronomy, leading to the discovery of the first extra-solar X-ray source. The X-ray satellites UHURU (launched in 1970) and the Einstein Observatory (launched in 1978) are associated with his name.

He also held the position of Director General of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) (1993–1999).

Credit:

ESO/C.Madsen

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