A lifetime of learning
By Kelly Hochbein
For a semester during her time as a doctoral student at the University of Chicago in the 1950s, a young Mildred Dresselhaus shared a daily walk to the lab with Enrico Fermi.
"He was an early riser, I was an early riser," Dr. Dresselhaus said of her walks with the Nobel Prize-winning Italian physicist who created the world’s first nuclear reactor. "He would cross the street and walk with me every morning. So for a whole semester we would walk together, and he would tell me what he was thinking about in the world of science and in life and all that." ...
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