On 26 January 2017 at Palazzo Madama the comic biography of Rita Levi Montalcini was presented entitled "Rita Levi-Montalicini: a pioneer in neuroscience".The graphic biography was produced by the Senate of the Republic and the EBRI foundation, in collaboration with the International School of Comics in Jesi.
Has been freely adapted from Levi-Montalcini's autobiography "In Praise of Imperfection" and from accounts of her daily life from collaborators. Designed particularly for high school students, this graphic novel describes the life of an extraordinary woman who is a symbol of hope, courage and strength. We hope this little booklet will be a soure of inspiration to those who did not have the fortune to meet Rita, and that her example will give them the confidence to face the challenge that life brings.
The photos below show the President of the Senate, Pietro Grasso who intervened in memory of the scientist, the heads of EBRI and collaborators. Other photos depict newspaper articles of the time and the original microscope of the scientist.