Papers of Riccardo Giacconi, 1980-1981 (inclusive).


Papers of Riccardo Giacconi, 1980-1981 (inclusive).

Includes items such as photocopies of report concerning award of Cresson Medal in 1980 from Franklin Institute and letter to Harold L. Davis about history of x-ray telescope.

1 folder.


SNAC Resource ID: 8182324

Harvard University, Archives

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Harvard University (corporateBody)

Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 that allocated “400£ towards a schoale or colledge.” Subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that created the Harvard Corporation as the College's primary governing board and defined its composition and authority. The College Charter became a contentious target for College officials, the Massachusetts Governor and General C...

Davis, H. L. (Harold Lenoir), 1896-1960 (person)

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Franklin Institute Philadelphia, Pa (corporateBody)

Giacconi, Riccardo. (person)

Giacconi (1931-) taught astronomy at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Riccardo Giacconi, 1980-1981 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973249 Astronomer (astrophysics, X-ray astronomy, fields and particles); executive vice-president, American Science and Engineering (ASE), 1959-1973. He left to become Associate Director of the High Energy Astrophysic Division of the Center for Astrophysics (CFA) and Professsor of Astronomy at Harvard University...