Physics, salsa and sirtaki: nobel prize winner parisi

physics, salsa and sirtaki: nobel prize winner parisi

He was driven by the curiosity for new discoveries – but these could not be planned. You can try to look to the future with all the formulas and scientific tricks, he said in 2018 at a lecture. But there is a much more fundamental rule: "the future will always surprise you."

On tuesday, the professor emeritus had the same experience when he received a call from sweden. The 73-year-old was awarded the nobel prize for physics together with two other scientists. "I’m glad, i didn’t expect this," parisi said in an initial reaction, "…But i always had the phone with me."

The meeting on 4. August, born in rome, studied under renowned italian physicist nicola cabibbo. He then specialized in the study of elementary particles, but also devoted himself to other areas such as the development of supercomputers and complex systems. "Physics is all about discovering new phenomena," he said in an interview earlier this year. "But this "new" is what it’s all about on the fly, you have to be aware of everything you know and everything you expect to see."

Even as a teacher from corona, parisi has a dream: a global institute for pandemic research. "We have learned that the world must stick together and that no country is an island."

Italy reacted with pride to the announcement of the honor. President sergio mattarella spoke of a "great satisfaction", head of government mario draghi called parisi an "intellectual reference point for generations of students and researchers and for the whole country".

At the beginning of this year, parisi had received the wolf prize, another important scientific honor. He then told "repubblica" that physics is not his only passion; in his beloved hometown of rome, he also enjoys entertainment and dancing. Many years ago he started with salsa and bachata, later he added the sirtaki to it.