Nobel Prize laureate in physics in 1984 for his important confirmation of the Standard Model of Particle Physics represented by the discovery, made at CERN in Geneva, of the W and Z bosons, particles that mediate the weak interaction

Carlo Rubbia has brought his important contribution also to the Gran Sasso National Laboratories where, among other researches, gave birth to the ICARUS experiment, the heart of which is an original giant digital camera capable of displaying very precise details of neutrino interactions.

Carlo Rubbia was appointed Senator for life by the President of the Republic in 2013.