Rita Levi-Montalcini: Woman of the Ages

October 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Rita Levi-Montalcini: Woman of the Ages

Rita Levi-Montalcini has been recognized for many things in her life. In 1963, she was the first female scientist to be awarded the Max Weinstein Award, given for her contributions to neurological research. She has also been the recipient of the International Feltrinelli Medical Award of the Accademia Nazionale die Lincei, Rome (1969), the William Thomson Wakeman […]

Nobel Prize Autobiography

September 13, 2011 | Comments Off on Nobel Prize Autobiography

Rita Levi-Montalcini wrote this autobiography for the official Nobel Prize website. Visit http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1986/levi-montalcini-autobio.html for more information and a live interview with Levi-Montalcini.  My twin sister Paola and I were born in Turin on April 22, 1909, the youngest of four children. Our parents were Adamo Levi, an electrical engineer and gifted mathematician, and Adele Montalcini, a talented […]