Ruffini, Remo
Remo Ruffini

Address: P.le della Repubblica, 10

65122 Pescara Italy


Telephone: +39-085-23054-201

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Born: La Brigue, France, May 17, 1942.

Married: Anna Imponente, one son: Jacopo

Italian citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident

Academic Qualification: Professor, Chair of Theoretical Physics

Curriculum Vitae:


  • Doctorate in Physics, University of Rome, 1966.
  • Postdoctoral fellow Mainz Academy of Sciences. Hamburg, Fed. Republic, Germany, 1967.
  • Postdoctoral fellow Palmer Physics Lab. Princeton University, N.J., 1967-68.
  • Member Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., 1968-70.
  • Instructor, Princeton Univ., 1970-71.
  • Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 1971-74.
  • Member Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. 1974-76 .
  • Visiting professor Kyoto University (Japan), 1975.
  • Visiting professor University of Western Australia, Nedlands (Australia), 1975.
  • Professor University of Catania, Italy, 1976-78.
  • Professor, Chair of Theoretical Physics, University of Rome "la Sapienza", 1978-
  • Member Council of Center. International Physics, Bogotà, Colombia, 1984-
  • President International Center Relativistic Astrophysics (ICRA), 1985-
  • Director of  ICRANet 2005-
  • Member of Task Force Scientific Use of Space Station NASA, Washington, 1986-88.
  • Chairman International Organizing Committee of Marcel Grossmann Meetings, 1984-
  • Member International Forum on the Scientific Use of Space Station, Washington, 1986-90.
  • Member of Consiglio Ricerche Astronomiche, Rome, 1987-91.
  • Co-Chairman Italian-Korean Meetings on Relativistic Astrophysics, Rome and Seoul, 1987-
  • Chairman William Fairbanks Meetings, 1990-
  • President of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Space Agency, Rome, 1989-93.
  • Member of the Board of ENEA, 2004-
  • Co-Director Advanced Series in Astrophysics and Cosmology-World Scientific, Singapore, 1986-
  • Editor Internat. Jour. Modern Phys. D World Scientific Singapore, 1992-
  • Editor of the series "The Marcel Grossmann meetings on relativistic Field Theories", 1985-
  • Co-Editor of the Series" Italo-Korean meetings on Relativistic Astrophysics".
  • Member Sigma Xi.
  • Member Italian Physical Society.
  • Founding Member of European Physical Society.
  • Member of Euroscience
  • Fellow recipient:
    • Cressy Morrison award of the New York Academy of Sciences , 1972.
    • Fellow of the American Physical Society 1974-
    • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellow, 1974-76.
    • Space Scientist of the Year Award, 1992.
    • Honorary Professor of University of Kirghizia 1998-


Main Scientific Publications:

Coauthor, among others, of the following books:

  1. (with J. Bardeen, B. Carter, H. Gursky, S. Hawking, I. Novikov and K. Thorne) "Black holes", Ed. B. and C. de Witt, Gordon and Breach, New York, 1973,
  2. (with M. Rees and J.A. Wheeler) "Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Cosmology", Gordon and Breach N.Y. 1974, also translated in Russian as "Cernie Diri Gratazionnie Volni I Kosmologia", Mir, Moscow 1974,
  3. (with H.Gursky) "Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Binaries Sources", D. Reidel, Dordrecht, 1975,
  4. (with R. Giacconi et al.) "Physics and Astrophysics of Neutron Stars Black Holes", North Holland Pub. Co. Amsterdam 1978
  5. (with Humitaka Sato) "Black Holes", in japanese, Chuo Koron-Sha, Tokyo 1976,
  6. (with Fang Li Zhi) "Basic Concepts in Relativistic Astrophysics", in chinese, Science Press, Beijing 1981, also translated into english,, World Scientific, Singapore 1983,
  7. (with Francesco Melchiorri) "Gamow Cosmology", North Holland Pub. Co., Amsterdam,1986,
  8. (with H. Ohanian) "Gravitation and Spacetime" W.W. Norton and Co., New York 1976,
  9. (with H. Ohanian) "Gravitazione e Spazio-Tempo" Zanichelli, Bologna 1997
  10. (with H. Ohanian) "Gravitation and Spacetime" W.W. Norton and Shin Won Agency Co., Seoul 2001

Complete list of publications.