At 73, he was included in the prestigious list for his “revolutionary discoveries relating to quantum chromodynamics”
Born in Rome in 1948, Giorgio Parisi joins the Clarivate Citation Laureates as one of the most cited scholars in the world in scientific publications. The prestigious listing is considered the equivalent of a ‘nomination’ for the Nobel Prize and he received the recognition for “the revolutionary discoveries relating to quantum chromodynamics and the study of complex disordered systems”. The Clarivate Citation Laureates list is the result of the analysis conducted by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) which every year evaluates the impact of the researchers who have most influenced the international scientific community. The Clarivate Citation Laureates 2021, including Parisi, welcomed 16 new researchers of different nationalities.
The prestigious listing is considered the equivalent of a ‘nomination’ for the Nobel Prize and he received the recognition for “the revolutionary discoveries relating to quantum chromodynamics and the study of complex disordered systems”
Parisi commented: “I am extremely satisfied with the recognition of the Clarivate Citation Laureates, also because it is the first time that it has been given to an Italian.” He also added that “An acknowledgment of this nature is a collective award that extends to a community. Its credit also goes to the more than five hundred collaborators I have had, with whom we enjoyed trying to unravel the mysteries of nature.”
President of the class of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, he has been president of the same academy (2018-2021). Today, Parisi is an associate researcher at the National Nuclear Physic Institute (INFN) and full professor of Theoretical Physics at Sapienza in Rome where he graduated in 1970 under the guidance of Nicola Cabibbo. The following year he joined the National Research Council and became an INFN researcher in 1973. He had stints abroad at Columbia University (1973-1974), the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques at Bures-sur-Yvettes (1976-1977), and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (1977-1978). He is also a member of the Accademia dei Quaranta, the Académie des Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, the European Academy, and the American Philosophical Society. During his long career he won two grants from the European Research Council (ERC) and some of the most prestigious scientific prizes including the Boltzmann Medal (1992), the Dirac Medal for Theoretical Physics (1999), the Max Planck Medal (2011), and the Wolf Prize (2021).
Ilona Catani Scarlett