"AUGUSTO RIGHI (1850-1920), Italian physicist, was born at Bologna Aug. 27 1850. Details of his experimental work in magnetism and the problems of electricity and light are given in 17.3 8 9, 39 1 and 346, 6.859, 9.206, 21.936. He was specially noted for his discovery of the electrical conductivity of bismuth and other metals, and for his pioneer work in wireless telegraphy.
G. Marconi was his pupil. He died at Bologna, June 8 1920.
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