1. Car with Nobel prize winner Giorgio Parisi arriving at the Lincei Academy
2. Parisi surrounded by photographers as he gets out of car
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Giorgio Parisi, Nobel Prize winner for Physics
"Yes, look, I am very pleased to add this number, because this number is a recognition to all the field which I've been working, the field of complexity which I have given such many contributions in the past, I've been one of the founders of the field. And also because we also get the Nobel in Italy after a long time, because other people like (Italian physicist Giuseppe) Occhialini and (Italian physicist) Nicola Cabibbo which were worthy of getting the Nobel did not obtain it. And I'm happy that after lots of time we get the Nobel to some Italian physicists which is welcome in Italy."
4. Interior of Academy
5. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Giorgio Parisi, Nobel Prize winner for Physics:
"Essentially, it's the idea of studying systems that in nature are complex. I studied in most cases matoscopic systems at an atomic level, but on bigger levels, and in the past, I've also done research on the effect of fluctuation on glaciations, so there's always been an interest in climatology and this idea of complex systems, I think it's this. But I have to confess something, I haven't had time yet to read their (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) motivation."
(Reporter: Are you content?)
"Yes, I'm content, but there are 17 pages of motivations which I haven't yet had time to download, so I'm guessing the reasons (why it was awarded to him)."
6. Parisi turning to walk away
7. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Giorgio Parisi, Nobel Prize winner for Physics:
"My research goes on completely different areas. On one side there are chaotic systems on an atomic level, like glass, glass of windows, they are made from material which are very different - it contains atoms of silica, aluminium atoms, oxygen atoms which are mixed in a very disorganised way and they do this strange thing that if you heat up glass, glass doesn't melt like water, but it becomes softer. Understanding how the chaos of glass influences its properties."
Italian physicist Giorgio Parisi told reporters in Rome that he was pleased to have the recognition for his work and for all Italian physicists after winning the Nobel Prize for Physics.
He made the comments just at Rome's Lincei Academy several hours after being notified that he had received the prize for his work on "the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales".
Parisi was awarded the prize together with scientists from Japan and Germany.
Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann were cited for their work in "the physical modeling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming".
He said he hadn't yet had time to download the 17-page reasoning behind his award, and was trying to make inferences from the shorter citation.
Parisi said he was also happy that the physics prize had been awarded to an Italian scientist working in Italy, saying others before him had done work worthy of the prize but hadn't been recognized.
The winners were announced Tuesday by Goran Hansson, secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.