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Giacconi, Riccardo

Works: 78 works in 261 publications in 4 languages and 3,895 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Observations 
Roles: Editor, Author, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: QB472, 522.686
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Most widely held works by Riccardo Giacconi
The x-ray universe by Wallace H Tucker( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review text: It combines an enthralling account of the birth of x-ray astronomy with a lucid description of the latest breakthroughs in this rapidly developing field.The vital story of x-ray astronomy and the transformations it has wrought in our universe is here recounted with unusual sensitivity and clarity by two scientists who know the field from the inside Out.X-ray astronomy gets to the heart of the most energetic processes in the universe. Its history is told here with personal insights from leaders in its development.A high energy hook on a high energy realm of astronomy! Tucker and Giacconi present us with the contemporary view of the x-ray universe and provide an insightful mixture of personalities and politics. The story told here is a heady one of breakthroughs and breakdowns, fascination and frustration. Basic physical insights, clearly and plainly told, lace the observational discoveries together--from black holes to quasars. The X-Ray Universe offers the best synthesis of a revolution in modern astronomy for the interested public
X-ray astronomy by Riccardo Giacconi( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was about fourteen years ago that some of us became intrigued with the idea of searching the sky for X-ray and gamma-ray sources other than the Sun, the only celestial emitter of high-energy photons known at that time. It was, of course, clear that an effort in this direction would not have been successful unless there occurred, somewhere in space, processes capable of producing high-energy photons much more efficiently than the processes responsible for the radiative emission of the Sun or of ordinary stars. The possible existence of such processes became the subject of much study and discussion. As an important part of this activity, I wish to recall a one-day conference on X-ray astronomy held at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1960. The theoretical predictions did not provide much encouragement. While several 'unusual' celestial objects were pin-pointed as possible, or even likely, sources of X-rays, it did not look as if any of them would be strong enough to be observable with instru mentation not too far beyond the state of the art. Fortunately, we did not allow our selves to be dissuaded. As far as I am personally concerned, I must admit that my main motivation for pressing forward was a deep-seated faith in the boundless re sourcefulness of nature, which so often leaves the most daring imagination of man far behind
Physics and astrophysics of neutron stars and black holes by International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

X- and gamma-ray astronomy by Hale Bradt( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The IAU Symposium No. 55 on 'X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Astronomy' has occurred, not entirely by coincidence, at an important moment in the development of these new branches of observational astronomy. In X-ray astronomy the data from the first X-ray observatory UHURU have contributed to a new view of the X-ray sky and a new conception of the nature and properties of galactic and extragalactic X-ray sources. In gamma-ray astronomy the exciting and often controversial nature of the results underlines the importance of the forthcoming launch of SAS-B, the first orbiting y-ray observatory. As Bruno Rossi reminds us (p. I), the Symposium occurred almost exactly ten years after the first detection of the X-ray star Sco X-I. During this time we have moved from the detection of a handful of the nearest and brightest sources to the detailed study of the nature of stellar sources in the farthest reaches of our own galaxy and in external galaxies of the local group. The detection of pulsating X-ray sources in bi nary systems permits the measurement of pulsation periods, and orbital parameters with precisions comparable to any yet achieved with traditional observational techniques. The strong indications that most X-ray sources are extremely compact objects give us confidence that X-ray astronomy will playa significant and possibly decisive role in the study of stars near the end point of stellar evolution
X-ray astronomy : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Erice, Sicily, July 1-14, 1979 by Riccardo Giacconi( Book )

17 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a series of lectures presented at the 5th Course of the International School of Astrophysics held in Erice (Sicily) from July 1st to July 14, 1979 at the "E. l1ajorana" Centre for Scientific Culture. The course was fully supported by a grant from the NATO Advanced Institute Programme. It was attended by about one hundred participants from ten countries. Since the discovery of the first extra-solar X-ray source in the early 1960's, X-ray astronomy has played an increasingly im portant role in the study of the Universe, bringing new insight to almost every field of modern astrophysics from stellar evolution to cosmology. Generally speaking, this branch of astronomy is concerned with the discovery, classification and study of "hot matter" in the universe, including high energy non-thermal pheno mena. In particular, X-ray observations appear to provide the main, if not the only, probe to inspect regions where collapsed objects are formed, such as the environment of neutron stars and of black holes in the presence of matter accretion onto the ob jects themselves. It is significant that the first candidate black hole (Cyg X-I) has been primarily singled out by its X-ray emission. In the same context, it is well known that one of the fundamental problems in modern astrophysics is the understanding of the strong activity taking place in galactic nuclei
Extragalactic background radiation : a meeting in honor of Riccardo Giacconi : proceedings of the Extragalactic Background Radiation Meeting, Baltimore, 1993 May 18-20 by Extragalactic background radiation Meeting( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black holes in binaries and galactic nuclei : diagnostics, demography, and formation : proceedings of the ESO workshop held at Garching, Germany, 6-8 September 1999, in honour of Riccardo Giacconi by ESO Workshop in Honour of Riccardo Giacconi( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The observational evidence for the existence of black holes has grown significantly over recent decades. Stellar-mass black holes are detected as X-ray sources in binary systems, while supermassive black holes, with masses more than a million times the mass of the Sun, lurk in the nuclei of galaxies. These proceedings provide a useful and up-to-date overview of the observations of black holes in binaries, in the center of the Milky Way, and in the nuclei of galaxies, presented by leading expert astronomers. Special attention is given to the formation (including the recent evidence from gamma-ray bursts), physical properties, and demographics of black holes
X-ray astronomy 2000 : proceedings of a conference held in Mondello (Palermo), Italy, 4-9 September 2000( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An x-ray telescope by Riccardo Giacconi( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

X-ray astronomy '84 : international symposium on x-ray astronomy, June 1984, Bologna, Italy by International Symposium on X-ray Astronomy( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the hoary deep : a personal history of modern astronomy by Riccardo Giacconi( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nobel Prize winner Riccardo Giacconi's highly personal account of the birth and evolution of x-ray astronomy reveals the science, people, and institutional settings behind this incalculably important and deeply influential discipline." "Part history, part memoir, and part cutting-edge science, Secrets of the Hoary Deep is the tale of x-ray astronomy from its infancy through what can only be called its early adulthood. It also offers the companion story of how the tools, techniques, and practices designed to support and develop x-ray astronomy were transferred to optical, infrared, and radio astronomy, dramatically altering the face of modern space exploration. Giacconi relates the basic techniques developed at American Science and Engineering and explains how, where, and by whom the science was advanced."--Résumé de l'éditeur
L'universo in raggi X : la ricerca del fuoco cosmico dai buchi neri allo spazio intergalattico by Riccardo Giacconi( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measurements in the radiation belts from Hitch-Hiker I by F. R Paolini( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Air Force sub-satellite Hitch-hiker I was launched into an elliptical polar orbit on 1 July 1963. The satellite carried a payload which included six radiation detection instruments for simultaneously investigating the energy spectra and angular distributions of protons and electrons in the Earth's magnetosphere over a broad range of energies. Data from an orbit of 4 July show qualitative differences in the structures of the radiation belts defined by the different energy bands investigated. Electrons of energies greater than 4 MeV (as detected by a Geiger counter) define two distinct zones with hearts at L = approx. 1.6 and L = approx. 4.5, with a pronounced slot between them at L = approx. 3.0. Electrons of energies between 1 and 4 MeV behave similarly. Protons of energies between 1 and 4 MeV are also found to lie in two zones, congruent with the electron zones, but with the outer one not so well pronounced. Electrons of energies between 15 and 100 keV define a single zone, extending beyond L = approx. 6.9, and with a heart around L = approx. 1.6. Differential spectra of electrons from 15 to 100 keV, measured with a 15% resolution, exhibit maxima around 40 keV over an extensive region of the magnetosphere, L <4, but monotonically decrease from 15 keV in regions beyond L = approx. 4. (Author)
Astronomía X by Alvaro Giménez( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the universe : a festschrift in honor of Riccardo Giacconi( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsters in the sky by Paolo Maffei( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world on paper : studies on the second scientific revolution by Enrico Bellone( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first part of A World on Paper Bellone establishes a unique historiographical framework and introduces the concept of the scientist's dictionary, that is, the assumptions and philosophical framework he or she brings to the study of any scientific problem. The main body of the book is then devoted to five original, interrelated essays portraying major episodes of the second scientific revolution. The topics include Kelvin's fight to maintain the experimental approach as the only valid tool of the physical scientist; Boltzmann's challenge, which argued that theory, rather than existing only as a convenient shorthand for recording the results of experimentation, plays an essential role in understanding reality; Ampere's dictionary, which, because it combined elements of mechanism with elements of abstraction, led him to grapple with the problems of electricity until the evidence of his mathematics had forced him to revise many of his mechanistic assumptions; further studies showing how the increasing use of mathematical abstraction affected the way physics was done throughout the latter 18th and 19th centuries; and a final comprehensive review of the great Boltzmann-Kelvin debate. The book concludes with notes and a bibliography, a chronology of physics in the second scientific revolution, and an index
Oral history interviews. Space Science: Einstein Observatory (HEAO-2) by Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews were conducted with members of the project's collaboration using a structured question set covering all stages of in the collaborative research process: the formation of the collaboration and its personnel; the organizational structure; the formation of the experiment teams; the drafting of the proposal; funding for U.S. groups by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; use of subcontractors; development of software for data collection and analysis; the collaboration's decision-making style; role of the Project Manager, Project Scientist, Program Manager, Program Scientist, and graduates students; impact of internationalism; patterns of communications; records creation, use, distribution, and retention; also, comments on the interviewee's home institution and trends in graduate education in space science. The interviews focus on the Einstein Observatory, a high energy astrophysics observatory. They also mention it's x-ray telescope. Interviews (listed by institutional member of the collaboration and by name of individual) were conducted with: Columbia University: Thomas Hamilton, David Helfand; Goddard Space Flight Center: Elihu Boldt, Steve Holt, Frank McDonald; Massachusetts Institute of Technology: George Clark; Marshall Space Flight Center: Carroll Dailey, Fred Spear, Ernst Stuhlinger; NASA Headquarters: Richard Halpern, Albert Opp; Naval Research Laboratory: Herbert Friedman; Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory: Riccardo Giacconi, Paul Gornstein, Stephen Murray, Harvey Tanabaum. Other institutions in the collaboration include: American Science & Engineering
A program of research for the measurement of cosmic x-rays from rocket-borne instrumentation( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocket experiments were flown during October 1962 and June 1963 that confirmed the existence of substantial fluxes of soft X-rays in the night sky apparently of galactic origin. There is evidence for more than one distinct source as well as for a background of X-rays. The X-ray detectors used in these experiments consisted of Geiger counters sensitive in the 2 to 8 angstrom range and scintillation counters sensitive in the 0.1 to 1 angstrom range. An additional rocket payload was developed to measure X-ray emission from the Moon extending to 44 angstrom. This payload involved a novel detection scheme that made use of the external photo effect on alkali halide surfaces. (Author)
X-ray Astronomy with the Einstein satellite( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Giacconi, R.

Giacconi, R., 1931-

Giacconi, R. (Riccardo)

Giacconi, Riccardo

Riccardo Giacconi fizyk amerykański, noblista

Riccardo Giacconi Italiaans astronoom

Riccardo Giacconi italienisch-amerikanischer Astrophysiker

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Riccardo Giacconi italiensk fysiker och astronom

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Rikardo Đakoni

Rikardo Džakoni

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X-ray astronomyExtragalactic background radiation : a meeting in honor of Riccardo Giacconi : proceedings of the Extragalactic Background Radiation Meeting, Baltimore, 1993 May 18-20Black holes in binaries and galactic nuclei : diagnostics, demography, and formation : proceedings of the ESO workshop held at Garching, Germany, 6-8 September 1999, in honour of Riccardo GiacconiSecrets of the hoary deep : a personal history of modern astronomyExploring the universe : a festschrift in honor of Riccardo GiacconiExploring the universe : a festschrift in honor of Riccardo Giacconi