Carlo Rubbia

Former CERN Director-General Carlo Rubbia shared the Nobel prize in physics in 1984 with Simon van der Meer for work leading to the discovery of the W and Z particles at CERN.

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Higgs10: Three-quarters of the way there

The direct discovery of the W and Z bosons at the SppS in 1983 provided solid experimental support for the existence of the Higgs boson

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Physics
25 May, 2022
Physics
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25 May, 2022

Rubbia shares Global Energy Prize

Carlo Rubbia was recognised for his promotion of sustainable nuclear energy use and natural-gas pyrolysis

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At CERN
18 September, 2020
At CERN
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18 September, 2020

Carlo Rubbia awarded China’s highest scientific prize

Professor Carlo Rubbia, former CERN Director-General, awarded highest scientific prize for foreign individuals by the People’s Republic of China

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At CERN
08 January, 2016

Former CERN DG Carlo Rubbia appointed senator for life

President of Italian Republic honours Rubbia along with neuroscientist Elena Cattaneo, musical director Claudio Abbado and architect Renzo Piano

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At CERN
02 September, 2013

Carrying the weak force: Thirty years of the W boson

On 25 January 1983, CERN physicists announced to the world the discovery of the W boson, an elementary particle that carries the weak force

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Physics
25 January, 2013