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Accession 05-020

Giacconi, Riccardo

Riccardo Giacconi Papers, circa 1971-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Giacconi, Riccardo
Title: Riccardo Giacconi Papers
Dates: circa 1971-2004
Quantity: 6.49 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (4 oversize folders)
Collection: Accession 05-020
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the professional papers of Riccardo Giacconi, including materials surrounding Giacconi's winning of the Nobel Prize in 2002. Additional topics include the European Southern Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and x-ray telescopes.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the professional papers of Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018), including materials surrounding Giacconi's winning of the Nobel Prize in 2002. Additional topics include the European Southern Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and x-ray telescopes.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-020, Riccardo Giacconi Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Nobel Correspondence - A

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - B

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - CA-CL

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - CO-CY

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - D

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - E

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - F

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - GA-GI

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - GO-GU

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - H

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - I

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - J

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - K

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - L

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - M

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - N

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - O

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - P

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - Q

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - R

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - SA-SH

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - SI-SW

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - T

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - U

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - V

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - W

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - Y

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence - Z

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence, 2002

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence, January 2003 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Nobel Correspondence, September 2003 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Giacconi Nobel Photographs, 2002

Box 2 of 7

Nobel Arrangements (3 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Nobel News Articles (3 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Professional Meetings and Workshops, 1985-1997

California Institute of Technology Visiting Committee (Pasadena), 1985-1986

Box 2 of 7

Fermilab (Washington, DC), 1986

Box 2 of 7

Villa Spelman Advisory Committee (New York), 1987-1989

Box 2 of 7

Joint Working Group on Ground-Based Astronomy (Paris), 1988

Box 2 of 7

European Science Foundation, Ground Based Astronomy (Strasbourg), 1990-1991

Box 2 of 7

Observational Cosmology (Milan), 1991

Box 2 of 7

Extragalactic Background Radiation Symposium (Baltimore), 1993

Box 2 of 7

Galaxy Clusters and Large Scale Structures in the Universe (Sesto), 1993

Box 2 of 7

Mirror Technology Workshop (Abingdon), 1993

Box 2 of 7

National Research Council (Washington, DC), 1993

Box 2 of 7

Royal Astronomical Society (London), 1993

Box 2 of 7

Studying the Universe with Clusters of Galaxies (Bavaria), 1993

Box 2 of 7

Other Meetings and Workshops, 1993-1994

Box 2 of 7

Piccoli e Medi Satelliti Scientifici Italiani (Tremezzo), 1994

Box 2 of 7

17th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (Munich), 1994

Box 2 of 7

European Science and Technology Forum (Florence), 1995

Box 2 of 7

Observational Cosmology: From Galaxies to Galaxy Systems (Sesto), 1995

Box 2 of 7

Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow (Landskrona), 1996

Box 2 of 7

Societa Astronomica Italiana (Roma), 1996

Box 2 of 7

Spanish Astronomical Society (San Sebastian), 1996

Box 2 of 7

18th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (Chicago), 1996 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

American Astronomical Society (Winston-Salem), 1997

Box 2 of 7

International Astronomical Union (Kyoto), 1997 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Joint European and National Astronomical Meeting (Thessaloniki), 1997 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

The Non-Sleeping Universe: Stars and the Ism (Porto), 1997

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Awards

Astronomical Society, Karl Schwarzschild Medal, 2004

Box 3 of 7

New York Academy of Sciences, A. Cressy Morrison Award, 1982

Box 3 of 7

Royal Astronomical Society, Gold Medal, 1982

Box 3 of 7

Sonoma State University, Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal, 1981

Box 3 of 7

University of Chicago, Honorary Degree, 1983

Box 3 of 7

Wolf Foundation, Wolf Prize, 1987

Box 3 of 7

Biographical and Professional Activities

Biographical and Career Information

Box 3 of 7

Darwin Lecture, 1993

Box 3 of 7

Harvard University Archives

Box 3 of 7

Johns Hopkins University Professorship, 1981-1988

Box 3 of 7

Publications

Bibliography

Box 3 of 7

The X-Ray Universe

Box 3 of 7

Velen Conference, Publication Permission, 1994

Box 3 of 7

Community Involvement

Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, 1986-1987

Box 3 of 7

Columbus 500/Baltimore, 1987-1992

Box 3 of 7

Italian American Charities of Maryland, 1980-1981

Box 3 of 7

Johns Hopkins University, 1982-1985

Box 3 of 7

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

AURA Observatories Visiting Report, 1980

Box 3 of 7

AURA Agenda Book, 1993

Box 3 of 7

Miscellaneous materials

Deutscher Studienpreis, 1996-1997

Box 3 of 7

European Southern Observatory, 1993

Box 3 of 7

Space Telescope Science Institute, 1989-1992

Box 3 of 7

Rontgen Satellite (ROSAT), 1988-1997 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Professional Societies and Publications

Academia Europaea, 1988-1992

Box 3 of 7

Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei

Box 3 of 7

American Physical Society, 1995-1998

Box 3 of 7

Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society

Box 3 of 7

European Astronomical Society (2 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Foundation Scientific Europe

Box 3 of 7

Osservatorio Astronomico Di Padova, 1986-1987

Box 3 of 7

Research Europe, 1997

Box 3 of 7

Chile

Chile, 1996

Box 3 of 7

Paranal Observatory Timeline Presentation

Box 3 of 7

Paranal Observatory Inauguration, December 1996 - Newspaper Articles

Box 3 of 7

Paranal Observatory Inauguration, December 1996 - Speeches and Programs

Box 3 of 7

Correspondence

M. Oda (RIKEN), 1990

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Slides

European Southern Observatory, Very Large Telescope (9 folders)

Box 4 of 7

"New Windows on the Universe: The NASA Great Observatories," 1987 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Giacconi 35mm Slides, Tray 1 (24), Disc #1

Box 4 of 7

Giacconi 35mm Slides, Tray 2 (24), Disc #2

Box 4 of 7

Giacconi 35mm Slides, Tray 3 (22), Disc #2a

Box 4 of 7

X-Ray and Pedagogical Slides, Disc #3-12 (9 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Blue Binder #2 (262 Slides), Disc #13-17 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Blue Binder #3 (310 Slides), Disc #18-23 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Hubble Space Telescope and Didactic Slides, Disc #24-26 (4 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Hubble Space Telescope Briefing Book, Disc #27-29

Box 5 of 7

Hubble Space Telescope (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Extras and Miscellaneous

Box 5 of 7

Miscellaneous material

40th Space Congress Print

Box 5 of 7

Electronic Records

CDs - Disc #49-52

Box 5 of 7

Nobel Award Ceremonies, 2002

Box 5 of 7

Images

Box 5 of 7

Publications

The Chandra Proposers' Observatory Guide, 2000, Version 2.0 and 3.0

Box 5 of 7

The Ninth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories

Box 6

Awards

American Astronomical Society Plaque, 1981

Box 6 of 7

Ohio State University, Alpheus Smith Lecture Plaque, 2003

Box 6 of 7

Box 7

NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, 1993

Box 7 of 7

Nobel Laureate Winners Poster, 2002

Box 7 of 7

International Achievement Summit, Golden Plate Award, 2003

Box 7 of 7

NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, 2003

Box 7 of 7
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Awards - Autographed Board

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Awards - Romana Studiorum Universitas, Honorary Doctorate in Physics, 1997

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Awards - NASA, Flag Flown on Space Shuttle Columbia, 2003

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Telescope Images - 3

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