Happy 85th birthday, Mildred Dresselhaus, and many happy returns!
Mildred Dresselhaus, whose lab at MIT has had impact on graphene, carbon nanotubes, fullerene, and just about everything you need for that space elevator you've been building in your garage is my new hero.
Seriously, read the article, which includes such highlights as:
- Her recent IEEE Medal of Honor
- How to time your morning commute to coincide with Enrico Fermi's
- Scavenging the materials for her PhD project out of the leftover equipment from the Manhattan Project (!!?!!)
- Whether a 1-day-old baby needs government clearance to be allowed into Lincoln Labhttp://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/mildred-dresselhaus-the-queen-of-carbon