- Category : 1897-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (7,20)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Education 2
Italian physicist known for his work in optics. In 1922 Ronchi published work describing testing methods for optics using simple equipment. The Ronchi test is widely used in amateur telescope making. The Ronchi ruling also bears his name.
Along with Enrico Fermi, he was a student of Luigi Puccianti. He studied at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Pisa from 1915 to 1919.
He served numerous terms as the President of the 'Union Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences' within the UNESCO.
Ronchi authored 900 papers and 30 books. He died on 31 October 1988, aged 90, in Florence.