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Honoring Dr. Dressler, "The Queen of Carbon."

On July 3, the NY Times interviewed Dr. Mildred Spiewak Dressler, a physicist at MIT who was awarded the 2012 Kavli Prize in nanoscience. Dr. Dressler graduated from high school in 1948 and went on to study physics under Rosalyn Yarlow and Enrico Fermi at a time when science careers - and especially physics careers - were off-limits to women. Dr. Dressler has been a faculty member at MIT since 1960, continuing research on the nanostructure of carbon and superconductivity.

More information on her work can be found at her MIT pages:
Official: http://web.mit.edu/physics/people/faculty/dresselhaus_mildred.html
Personal: http://mgm.mit.edu/ Group: http://mgm.mit.edu/group/

More information on her Kavli Prize: 
http://www.kavliprize.no/artikkel/vis.html?tid=54646

For #sciencesunday  +ScienceSunday, curated by  +Allison Sekuler, +Rajini Rao, +Robby Bowles, and +Chad Haney - and also for #realwomenofscience . 
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