Mildred Dresselhaus, Carbon in More Ways Than One

Evan McGlinn for The New York Times

Natalie Angier of the New York Times wrote an article yesterday about Dr Dresselhaus, her life and her contributions to the science of carbon. Yes Carbon; C, 12C, 13C, 14C, Nano C, …etc..

I can’t say or state anything better than Natalie Angier as she is a most engaging writer so you can go to the link.

August 16th: This is a later post on Dr Dresselhaus as I did not have time to finish.

Dr Dresselhaus is an active violinist as is her brother. At age 6, she received a music scholarship from a Grenwich Village school. She had to travel to and from her home in the Bronx via elevated train then subway carrying school books and her violin. She fell down the subway stairs many times and mentioned how lucky she was to survive the walk home from the Bronx train through a dangerous neighborhood. Today, aside from her achievements, busy family and professional life she finds time to practice her violin or viola and is a member of an active chamber music group.

New York Times


About Deborah Leddon

Vegetarian Mother and Wife, Scientist at UTD CSS, passionate about my family, animal rights, the outdoors and my violin.
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