Joseph N. Ginocchio, PhD

Title: Physicist, Guest Scientist
Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Joseph Ginocchio, Physicist and Guest Scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics research and education.

Dr. Ginocchio prepared for his career at Lehigh University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics in 1958. He continued his academic pursuits at the University of Rochester, graduating with a PhD in 1964, and started as a postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he remained until 1966. Dr. Ginocchio transitioned to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, serving as a postdoctoral fellow until 1968, and accepted a position as an associate professor at Yale University, where he taught for seven years.

In 1975, Dr. Ginocchio started as a staff scientist and fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he has employed his expertise and experience as a physicist for more than 40 years. In 2005, he became a guest scientist at the laboratory, and holds this position currently. In addition to his professional endeavors, he has contributed numerous articles to professional journals and conference proceedings and has served as a reviewer for both Physical Review and Physics Letters. Dr. Ginocchio is a fellow of the American Physical Society and was recognized with the Alexander Von Humboldt Senior Research Award in 1991.

During his public education, Dr. Ginocchio enjoyed reading the works of Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity, so when he had to choose his area of study, he decided on physics. In graduate school, Dr. Ginocchio was inspired by his professor Bruce French, a nuclear physicist. One of the first discoveries he made in his career was in the area of relativity and quantum mechanics, when he found the relativist symmetry in atomic nuclei in 1990. Later, he collaborated with Michael Kirson at the Weizmann Institute in Israel in order to find a way to connect the Interacting Boson Model and the Bohr Moderson Geometrical Model of Nuclei. As a testament to his success, experience, and stature, Dr. Ginocchio has been featured in the 20th edition of Who’s Who in the West and multiple editions of Who’s Who in America.

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