Piccioni has introduced cutting-edge science to numerous non-scientific
audiences, including school children and civic groups. He was guest
lecturer on a National Geographic/Lindblad cruise. He has given invited
talks at Harvard, Caltech, UCLA, and Stanford University, and is
eight-week course on Einstein’s theories at UCLA.
Piccioni has a B.S. in Physics from Caltech, a Ph.D. in High Energy
Physics from Stanford University, was a faculty member at Harvard
University and did research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in Palo
Dr. Piccioni has studied
with and done
research with numerous Nobel Laureates. At Caltech, one of his
professors was Richard Feynman, one of the most famous physicists of
the 20th century, and a good family friend. Professor Feynman taught
Dr. Piccioni how to play pool, and the Piccioni's taught Feynman how to
Piccioni was born with physics in his blood. His father, Dr. Oreste
Piccioni, was a famous high energy physicist who studied under Enrico
Fermi, and won the prestigious Matteucci Medal, which for 140 years has
been awarded to many of the world's leading scientists for their
fundamental contribution in the progress of science. - i.e. Thomas
Edison, Marie & Pierre Currie, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and
Enrico Fermi, among others.
has been happily married for 48 years, has 2 grown children and 6
grandchildren. His favorite pastime, besides reading about physics, is
playing with his grandchildren and teaching them about galaxies & black holes.