Historical and personal recollections of Guido Altarelli
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza,
2 Nanotec-CNR, UOS Rome,
3 INFN-Sezione di Roma 1, Piazzale A. Moro 2, 00185, Rome
a e-mail: Giorgio.Parisi@Roma1.Infn.It
Published online: 5 December 2017
In this paper I will present a short scientific biography of Guido Altarelli, briefly describing some of his most important seminal works. I will analyze in great details the paper of the q2 evolution of the effective quark distribution: I will put this paper in a historical perspective, describing our theoretical understanding at that time and the reasons why the paper was so successful.
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