Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, also known as ‘the queen of carbon’, worked for more than 50 years in the world of physics. She is best known for her work on carbon science and carbon nanostructures, as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology more generally.
We are used to anthropologists and missionaries being white and going out to the tropics. With Gaby Bamana it is all the other way around. As Congolese and missionary he went to Mongolia but ‘converted’ himself to become an anthropologist of Mongolian culture.
Humans have all sorts of death defying strategies. We want to preserve ourselves in a literal sense and produce digital images, video or facebook posts in the hope that our legacies will last well after we are gone.