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Robert L. Piccioni, Ph.D.


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Dr Robert Piccioni, lecturer at Cal Tech, Harvard, Pepperdine University, Guide to the Cosmos lecturer

Dr. 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 presently giving an eight-week course on Einstein’s theories at UCLA.

Dr Robert Piccioni, Lindblad cruise, National Geographic expedition, Cal Tech, Harvard, Pepperdine University, Guide to the Cosmos lecturer

Dr. 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 Alto, California

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 sail.

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Dr Oreste Piccioni, winner of Matteucci Medal

Dr. 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.

Robert 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.