Myriam Sarachik, famous for her pioneering experiments on the Kondo effect, metal-insulator transitions and spin tunneling, turns 85. She has been an invaluable, long-time CCS Board Member devoted to the human rights of scientists. I encourage everybody to read Myriam’s short autobiography: Pushing Boundaries: My Personal and Scientific Journey. Deeply personal, it encompasses great events that her generation lived through: a member of a Jewish family running from the Nazis, a refugee girl growing up in Havana, Cuba, then attending a high school in New York City, a female physicist succeeding, despite all odds, in a field dominated by men. Myriam finishes her memoirs with the words, “I’ve been having one hell of a ride!!” Our beloved Myriam, we are blessed by sharing that ride with you.
– Eugene Chudnovsky, CCS Co-Chair, on behalf of the Committee of Concerned Scientists
Note from Myriam:
Myriam has requested that instead of gifts she would like relatives, friends and associates to make donations instead to the Committee of Concerned Scientists.