Franco Pacini#


Franco Pacini
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:pacini 'at' arcetri.astro.it
Membership Number:270
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:fpacini
Elected:1989




Positions held

Franco Pacini passed away January 25, 2012.

  • 1978 - 2001 Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Florence and Director of the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory in Florence
  • 1975 - 1987 joined the newly created scientific group of the European Southern Observatory in Geneva
  • 1967 to 1973 research associate and visiting professor at Cornell University


Fields of Scholarship
  • High energy astrophysics


Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • Associate Member of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Member of the American Astronomical Society
  • 1997 Prize of the Italian Government for Science
  • Asteroid 25601 Francopacini is named after Franco Pacini


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