MARGHERITA HACK DIES IN TRIESTE

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MARGHERITA HACK DIES IN TRIESTE

Post by Gala Placidia on Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:24 pm

Margherita Hack, prominent Italian astrophysicist and popular science writer passed away today in Trieste, aged 91. A highly respected scientist, well known for her efforts to make science easy to understand, she had an asteroid named after her in 1995 in recognition for her remarkable work. May she rest in peace.
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Post by ghiro on Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:29 pm

To my eternal shame, until tonight, I had never (knowingly) heard of her.

Apparently she once said: 'I have no fear of death.  While we are here, death isn't.  When there is death, I won't be here'!

What an inspirational woman.  May she indeed rest in peace.
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Post by Flip on Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:12 am

Pardon my levity but I thought the post was about a person who wrote reviews for Pizza.
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Post by Gala Placidia on Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:14 pm

There are quite a few Margheritas in Italy... A ppular name
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