Paolo Giordano is an Italian writer and physicist.
His first and most famous novel is La solitudine dei numeri primi (The solitude of prime numbers), published in 2008. The novel has sold over a million copies and was translated into thirty languages.
Paolo Giordano studied physics at the University of Turin and holds a PhD in theoretical particle physics. He worked at the Istituto nazionale di fisica nucleare (National Institute of Nuclear Physics), where he studied the properties of the quark bottom, in particular the decay of the meson B in the semileptonic channel and radioactive (from Italian Wikipedia).
• Paolo Gambino, Paolo Giordano, Giovanni Ossola, Nikolai Uraltsev, Inclusive semileptonic B decays and the determination of |Vub|, Journal of High Energy Physics, n. 10, ottobre 2007, p. 58.
• Paolo Giordano, Inclusive semileptonic B decays and the determination of |Vub|, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, v. 110, 30 giugno 2008.
• Paolo Gambino, Paolo Giordano, Normalizing inclusive rare B decays, Physics Letter B, maggio 2008.*