Remo J. Ruffini, PhD

Remo Ruffini

Title: Director
Company: ICRANet
Location: Pescara, Italy

Remo J. Ruffini, Director at ICRANet, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.

A renowned astrophysicist, Dr. Ruffini has led an extraordinary career. He is credited as an integral part of the development of the concept of boson stars, and as the coauthor of the article that popularized the black hole. Other accomplishments include establishing the absolute upper limit to the mass of neutron stars with one of his students, fixing the paradigm that enabled the identification of the first black holes in the Milky Way Galaxy with another student, and co-developing the role of fractal structures in cosmology.

Dr. Ruffini now uses his expertise in his roles as the director and the president of the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics. He also maintains positions as the editor of the International Journal of Modern Physics D World Science and the Advanced Series in Astrophysics and Cosmology-World Science, as a member of the William Fairbanks Meetings, the International Organization Committee of Marcel Grossmann Meetings and the Council on Central International Physics in Bogota, Colombia, and as the co-chair of the Italian-Korean Meetings on Relativistic Astrophysics.

He prepared for his endeavors by earning a doctorate in physics from the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” in 1966 and completing postdoctoral fellowships at the Mainz Academy of Sciences (now the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg) and the Palmer Physics Laboratory in Princeton, NJ, the following year.

A respected voice in his professional community, Dr. Ruffini has served as a professor of theoretical physics at Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza,” a professor at Università degli Studi di Catania, and an assistant professor and instructor at Princeton University, as well as a visiting professor at the University of Western Australia, Perth, and at Kyoto University in Japan. Dr. Ruffini also coauthored pieces like “Exploring the Universe,” “Magnetohydrodynamics of Black Holes,” “The Chaotic Universe,” and “Basic Concepts in Relativistic Astrophysics,” for prominent journals. Outside of academia, he was the vice director of Nuovo Cimento B, Società Italiana di Fisica, a fellow of the American Physical Society, the president of the scientific committee of the Italian Space Agency, the chair of Italian Scientists for Space Station, and a representative of the International Forum for Scientific Use of Space Station.

Dr. Ruffini’s success was recognized by a Space Scientist of the Year Award in 1992, a fellowship with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1974 to 1976, and a Cressy Morrison Award from the New York Academy of Sciences in 1972. Additionally, he has been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the World. In his spare time, Dr. Ruffini enjoys skiing, mountain climbing, fishing, and archaeology.

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