2009 – Rita Levi Montalcini

Leonardo Career Prize Winners  

A senator for life, a great woman of science and an exemplary leading figure of Italian excellence, with passion and precision Rita Levi Montalcini has dedicated her entire life to research into the nervous system, which won her the Nobel Prize.

In awarding her the Lifetime Achievement Prize, the Leonardo Committee recognises the vital contribution Senator Rita Levi Montalcini’s long professional career continues to make to the international community.

Senator Rita Levi Montalcini represents the triumphant image of Italy around the world.


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