Tomassoni Chisesi Prize

To honour the memory of Mrs. Caterina Tomassoni and Dr. Felice Pietro Chisesi, the prize is awarded to recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in physics. The prize will be assigned without regard for the nationality of the awardee or the geographical site at which the work was accomplished.
Since 2013, the awards were unified into a single premium. A prize titled "Caterina Tomassoni and Felice Pietro Chisesi Prize" is presented each year on April, at Sapienza University of Rome. The prize consists of Euro 40,000, of an allowance for travel to the awarding ceremony, and of a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient.
Name of the winners since 2001

Year Chisesi - Tomassoni Tomassoni - Chisesi
2001

Serge Haroche

Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie/Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris 

Premio Nobel 2012

Ignazio Ciufolini

Università del Salento Lecce

2002

Non Assegnato

Non assegnato

2003

Pierre Encrenaz

Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris

Membro Accademie de France dal 2000

Elisa Randall

Harvard University

Cambridge (MA) – USA

 

2004

Till Kirsten

Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics – Heidelberg 

Germany

Federico Capasso

Harvard University - USA

2005

Igor Novikov

University Observatory of Copenhagen

Piero Zucchelli

CERN./Ist. Fisica Nucleare

2006

Wolfgang Goetze

Techincal Univ. of Munich

Savas Dimopolous

Univ. of Houston - USA

 

2007

Non Assegnato

Non Assegnato

2008

Edward Lorenz

Univ. di Harvard - USA

Gerald Gabrielse

Harvard University

Cambridge (MA) - USA

2009

Gabriele Veneziano

CERN - Ginevra

Thomas W. Ebbesen

Université de Strasbourg - France

2010

Massimo Inguscio

CNR – Roma -

Alex Zunger

University of Colorado

Boulder - USA

2011

Paul L. Richards

University of Berkely – USA

 

Herbert Spohn

TUM – Munich - Germany

2012

Non assegnato

Non assegnato

2013

Alain Aspect

Institut D'Optique – Ecole Polytechinque - 

Membro dell''Academie de France

 

 
2014

Igor Klebanov

University of Princeton (MA) USA

 
2015

Charles Bennett

J. Hopkins University – Baltimora - USA

 
2016

Adalberto Giazotto

INFN /CERN

 
2017

Fabiola Gianotti

CERN Ginevra

 
2018

Prof. Philip Kim

Harvard University, USA

Prof. Scott Aaronson

University of Texas – Austin- USA

2019

Prof. Giulia Galli

University of Chicago, USA

Prof. Alexander Szameit

University of Rostock, Germany

 
 
Winner 2020: Fondazione Sapienza - Tomassoni Chisesi Physics Prize

 

 

Winner over 40 category:
Prof. Jo Dunkley
Princeton University
USA

 

Motivation:
For the development of innovative analysis methods for Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy and polarization data, efficiently constraining both cosmology and fundamental physics, and producing a unifying view of the Physical Universe.

 

 
  Jo Dunkley

Winner under 40 category:
Dr. Karoline Schäffner
Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Werner Heisenberg Institut
Germany

 

Motivation:
Dr. Schäffner has developed a novel approach for experiments searching Dark Matter.By using her solid expertise of mK physics, she has built a prototype of an experiment to search Dark Matter at LNGS based on a new background rejection technique with cryogenic detectors. This is the base for the COSINUS project now being aiming to direct observation of Dark Matter.

 

 
  Karoline Schäffner

 

 

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