Brief Curriculum Vitae

Francesco Iachello


Josiah Willard Gibbs Professor

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut


Born January 11, 1942, Francofonte, Siracusa, Italy



Dott. Ing. Nucl. (Nuclear Engineering) 1964, Politecnico di Torino (1959-1964)

Ph.D. (Theoretical Physics) 1969, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1966-69)


Academic Experience

Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 1964-66

Teaching Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967-69

Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 1971-74

Professor, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, 1974-82

Professor 1978-90; J.W. Gibbs Professor 1990-Present, Yale University

Visiting Professor, Universita’ di Trento, Italy, Fall 1982

Visiting Zernike Professor, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, Spring 1997

Visiting Professor, Universita’ di Padova, Spring 2009


Honors and Awards

AKZO Prize, Netherlands Society of Sciences, 1981

Wigner Medal, Group Theory and Fundamental Physics Foundation, 1990

Taormina Prize, Italy, 1991

Honorary Doctorate, University of Ferrara, Italy, 1992

Bonner Prize, American Physical Society, 1993

Honorary Doctorate, Chung Yuan University, Republic of China, 1993

Honorary Doctorate, University of Seville, Spain, 1993

Honorary Professorship, Nanjing University, China, 1995

Zernike Professorship, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, 1997

Centennial Prize, Italian Physical Society, 1997

Eminent Scientist Award, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan, 2000

Lise Meitner Prize, European Physical Society, 2002

Honorary Doctorate, University of Bucharest, Romania, 2005

Italian Medal of Science, 2007

Majorana Prize, Majorana Foundation, 2007

Commemorative Medal, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008

Somaini Prize, Centro Volta Foundation, Como, Italy, 2009

Fermi Prize, Italian Physical Society, 2010


Professional Societies

Fellow, American Physical Society

Member, European Physical Society

Member, Italian Physical Society

Member, Netherlands Physical Society

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Member, American Chemical Society

Member, American Mathematical Society

Member, Mathematical Association of America

Honorary Fellow, Hungarian Eotvos Physical Society

Honorary Fellow, Hellenic Nuclear Physics Society



Foreign member, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Foreign member, Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

Foreign member, Mexican Academy of Science, Mexico City, Mexico



Member, Scientific Committee, Synchrocyclotron, Orsay, France, 1976-82

Member, Program Committee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, 1981-84

Member, Advisory Committee, UNISOR, Oak Ridge, TN, 1982-84

Member, Advisory Committee, Superconducting Cyclotron, Milano, Italy, 1982-84

Member, Advisory Committee, Bates Linear Accelerator, Middleton, MA, 1986-90

Chairman, Advisory Committee, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Italy, 1987-95

Member, Advisory Committee, Center for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, CA, 1989-92

Member, Advisory Committee, Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle, WA, 1990-92

Member, Board of Trustees, Group Theory Foundation, Austin, TX, 1992-Present

Member, Group Theory Panel, Board of National Sciences, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 1993-97

Director, Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, 1995

Chairman, Advisory Committee, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania, Italy, 1995-2002

Member, Review Committee, Grand Accelerateur d’Ions Lourdes, Caen, France, 1996-97

Member, Review Committee, Department of Physics, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1996-97

Member, Review Committee, Theory Group, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 1997

Member, Review Committee, Theory Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, 1998

Member Review Committee, Theory Group, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, 1998

Chairman, Coordination Committee, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Rome, Italy 2001-2008

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, SPIRAL2, Caen, France, 2002-Present

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Demokritos Laboratory, Athens, Greece, 2004

Member, Evaluation Committee, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Rome, Italy, 2005-Present

Chairman, Review Committee, European Center for Theoretical Physics, Trento, Italy, 2007

Member, Review Committee, High-intensity Gamma-ray Source, Triangle Universities, Durham, NC, 2007