Rita Levi Montalcini died yesterday in Rome at 103 years, and was still working. A great scientist, a very strong woman.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/scien ... .html?_r=0
"I think my brain is basically the same as it was when I was 20. [...] I don't see very well, at a conference I can't see the projections and I can't hear very well. But I think more now then when I was 20. The body can do what it wants.
I'm not the body. I'm the brain."
She was born in 1909, she was a hebrew who lived through 2 world wars, won a nobel prize in medicine in 1986, worked in Torino, Firenze, Missouri, Roma.