Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Coppi was named full Professor at MIT in 1968 after carrying out research in theoretical plasma physics, fusion, and space physics at Princeton University, Stanford University, UC-San Diego and the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton University.Professor Coppi has been a member of the American Academy for Arts and Sciences since 1976. He received both the Maxwell Prize and the Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society. He also received the Prize for Science of the Italian Government and the International Italgas Prize for Science and Technology. Coppi was formerly Chairman and a founder of the Plasma Astrophysics Subdivision of the American Physical Society. He has been a director of three of the International Conferences on Plasma Astrophysics (including the E. Fermi School at Varenna) and of the original Varenna International Courses on Plasmas Close to Thermonuclear Conditions. He served on, and was chairman of, the American Physical Society Committee on the International Freedom of Scientists.
Plasma Physics, Nuclear Fusion Research, Space Physics, Plasma Astrophysics