▪ Abstract 

The scientific career of Riccardo Giacconi is summarized from an autobiographical point of view. The narrative moves from the discovery of Sco X-1, to the observations with , , , , and the . His direction of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and of the European Southern Observatory are described. His recent involvement in the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) project is briefly summarized.


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