Sadly, this morning Milla Baldo Ceolin passed away.
Milla was a volcanic physicist, and a fantastic professor. I had the pleasure of following her course of "Fisica Superiore" in the late eighties, and I remember her brilliant lessons, insightful and mind-broadening.
Milla was born in 1924, and graduated in Physics in 1951. In 1963 she was the first woman to become a professor in the University of Padova. Her research encompasses fifty years of subnuclear physics, and is especially centered on weak interactions. But in Padova, especially in the last two or three decades, her name was especially associated with neutrinos, the phenomenal particles at whose study her research was mostly aimed.
A survey at UCLA on "Contributions of the 20th Century Women to Physics" selected her together with 82 other women for her important contributions to physics. She won many important awards in recognition for her career and research achievements (a list can be found here, along with an essential bibliography).
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