RIP Rita Levi Montalcini

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RIP Rita Levi Montalcini

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:50 am

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.

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Re: RIP Rita Levi Montalcini

Postby Quatermass » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:10 am

Good on her. :) Now THERE'S a full, long, and worthwhile life. :clap:
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Re: RIP Rita Levi Montalcini

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:07 pm

RIP :(
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Re: RIP Rita Levi Montalcini

Postby wicked woman » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:18 pm

Long full productive life indeed. RIP.
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Re: RIP Rita Levi Montalcini

Postby Del » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:46 pm

Gosh. Doesnt she make you feel so damned inadequate.

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