Richard Sorbello is a Professor Emeritus at UW-Milwaukee, where he has taught and performed research in physics for 35 years. Born of Sicilian immigrants in New York City, he obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT and a PhD from Stanford University. He has travelled throughout Europe and has taught in Zürich and Amsterdam. He has been to Italy many times and enjoys all things Italian, especially the language, literature, culture, and food.