... after she graduated in 1936 the fascist government banned Jews from academic and professional careers, and Dr Levi-Montalcini set up a makeshift laboratory in her bedroom, experimenting on chicken embryos.
"She worked in primitive conditions," Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack told Italian TV. "She is really someone to be admired."
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
An Amazing Example
I saw recently that one of my favorite examples of hard-working scientists has passed away. Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini died at the age of 103. She was a Nobel laureate and worked until the day she died. The story about how she worked during WWII was especially moving (and motivating):