Since 1999 President of ENEA (Italian National Agency for new technologies, energy and the environment)
Graduated at Scuola Normale, Pisa (thesis on cosmic rays),
PhD Columbia University, New York
since 1961 working at CERN
In 1976, he suggested adapting CERN's Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) to collide protons and antiprotons in the same ring and the world's first antiproton factory was built. The collider started running in 1981 and, in early 1983, an international team of more than 100 physicists headed by Rubbia and known as the UA1 Collaboration, detected the intermediate vector bosons.For this discovery in I1984 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.
1989-1993 Director-General of the CERN
1970-1988 Higgins Professor of Physics, Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts,
Since 1999 President of ENEA (Ente Nazionale per le Nuove tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente). Carlo Rubbia is Full Professor of Physics at Pavia University, in Italy.