6.49 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (4 oversize folders)
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.
This series deals with Giacconi's time as Director General of the European Southern Observatory and contains both scientific and administrative materials. The series
consists of meeting materials, reviews, correspondence, reports, proposals, budget materials, operations plans, and press releases. Unlike some of the earlier series in this
collection, the ESO portion was accessioned with a high degree of original order. This order has been maintained as well as possible, with minimal rearrangement and relabeling
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7416, Riccardo Giacconi Papers