Yesterday the British biologist Robert Edwards, a pioneer of artificial fertilization, died following a long illness. Born on September 27, 1925, Edwards received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the development of in vitro fertilization in 2010.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, neurologist and since 2001 senator for life in the Italian Parliament, passed away today. Born on April 22, 1909 in Turin, Italy, for her discovery of the Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), in 1986 she received the Nobel Prize for medicine.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has announced it has started a project that will put online more than eighty thousand documents relating to Albert Einstein on the already existing website Einstein Archives Online dedicated to the famous scientist.
Italian biologist, doctor and geneticist Renato Dulbecco died of a heart attack. With Howard Termin and David Baltimore in 1975 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumour viruses and the genetic material of the cell.
Enrico Fermi was born on September 29, 1901 in Rome, Italy. He was a brilliant physicist in both theoretic and experimental works. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938. He died in Chicago on November 28, 1954.