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Email: ettore.fiorini [@] mib.infn.it
Date of birth: 19/4/1933
Prof. emerito dell'Università di Milano-Bicocca (già Prof. ord. di Istituzioni di Fisica nucleare e subnucleare).
Ettore Fiorini was full professor of nuclear and subnuclear physics at the universities of Milano and Milano Bicocca, and founder of the Milano Weak Interaction Group. In the last university is presently “professore emerito”. His research has been carried out in Milano, at Duke University (USA), and at PSI and CERN (Switzerland). Main subjects of research reported in more than 350 papers are nuclear and sub-nuclear physics, astrophysics, nuclear instrumentation, measurements of environmental radioactivity and archaeometry.
Among them discovery of weak neutral currents, suggestion and realization of an experiment on double beta decay of 76Ge with a Germanium diode, presently adopted internationally, the limit on nucleon decay by NUSEX, the first evidence of solar neutrinos from the proton-proton chain from GALLEX in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory, realization of experiments with bolometers of increasing mass for rare decays (neutrinolerss double beta decay, dark matter and rare nuclear events) , suggested by him in 1983 with T.Niinikoski, foundation of the collaboration and construction in LNGS of the presenttly running CUORE )a giant detector of almost a ton of tellurite.
He has been director for six years of the Sezione di Milano of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics and for more than ten years of the Health Physics School of the University of Milano. He is a national member of the Accademia Nationale dei Lincei and other Academies and has been awarded by the President of the Republic the Feltrinelli Prize and the medal of “ Benemeriti della Scienza e della Cultura”, by the Societa’ Italiana di Fisica the Enrico Fermi Prize and by the Russian Joint Institute of Nuclear Physics the Bruno Pontecorvo Prize