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Rita Levi-Montalcini

Birthdate: 22. April 1909
Date of death: 30. December 2012

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian Nobel laureate, honored for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor . From 2001 until her death, she also served in the Italian Senate as a Senator for Life. This honor was given due to her significant scientific contributions.

On 22 April 2009, she became the first Nobel laureate ever to reach the age of 100, and the event was feted with a party at Rome's City Hall. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living Nobel laureate. Wikipedia

Photo: Presidenza della Repubblica / Attribution

Quotes Rita Levi-Montalcini

„At 100, I have a mind that is superior — thanks to experience — than when I was 20.“

—  Rita Levi-Montalcini

Quoted in Associated Press obituary http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50324234/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UO09q6w1fTp

„She had this feeling for what was happening biologically. She was an intuitive observer, and she saw that something was making these nerve connections grow and was determined to find out what it was.“

—  Rita Levi-Montalcini

Stanley Cohen, quoted in New York Times obituary http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/science/dr-rita-levi-montalcini-a-revolutionary-in-the-study-of-the-brain-dies-at-103.html?_r=0
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„The allegations against Fidia cannot be true. The process for awarding Nobel prizes is so complex that it cannot be corrupted.“

—  Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rebutting allegations that the pharmaceutical company Fidia had paid for her to get her Nobel prize. Quoted in Obituary in The Guardian

„After centuries of dormancy, young women can now look toward a future moulded by their own hands.“

—  Rita Levi-Montalcini

Quoted in Obituary in The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/30/rita-levi-montalcini

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