Unveiling Ceremony/Reflections

Listed below are a few speeches from the unveiling ceremony, as well as many written reflections submitted by Millie’s friends and family.  The written reflections are new content, submitted after the memorial and published here for the first time.

If you are interested in submitting your own reflections and stories about Millie, please let us know.  We would like to add to and expand this section. If you are interested but are worried your English skills are not good enough to submit a written piece, please contact us anyway; we are happy to assist.

by Millie Dresselhaus
Sep 24, 2018Updated: Nov 02, 2018
In honor of the establishment of the APS' Millie Dresselhaus Fund for Science and Society, we reprint an article from 1985 in which Millie reflects on her presidency of APS.
by Jeanne Ridolfi
May 23, 2018Updated: Jun 27, 2018
Jeanne Ridolfi reflects on Millie's kindness and dedication to chamber music.
by Katrin Kneipp
Jun 27, 2018
Katrin Kneipp remembers when she first met Millie, on an elevator on the way to the Spec Lab. That first meeting led to a long and fruitful collaboration.
by Shoshi Dresselhaus-Cooper
May 15, 2018Updated: Jun 27, 2018
Millie's granddaughter, Shoshi Dresselhaus Cooper, tells everyone about the finite and infinite Millie.
by Sumio Iijima,  Shmuel Safran, and Reshef Tenne
Jun 22, 2018
The Weizmann Institute also held a memorial lecture for Millie Dresselhaus. Here, you can read the proceedings.
by Hiroshi Kamimura
May 15, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Hiroshi Kamimura remembers Millie's impact on his research career and how she helped the Japan Physical Society to become closer to APS.
by James C. Tsang
May 15, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
James C. Tsang gives a speech on how Millie mentored him in carbon and in cooking... and on how MIT has changed over time.
by Yeou-Cheng Ma
Mar 20, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Yeou-Cheng Ma recalls playing chamber music with Millie Dresselhaus and Mary Raugust Howell.
by Edith Wang
May 15, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Edith Wang shares a story of herself and Millie enjoying the spring in LA.
by Shoshi Dresselhaus-Cooper and Marianne Dresselhaus Cooper
May 15, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Marianne Dresselhaus Cooper, the eldest of Millie's children and the only girl, describes what it was like to grow up with Millie and Gene as parents.
by Jean-Paul Issi
May 15, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Jean-Paul Issi reflects on his lifelong collaboration with Millie and Gene.
by Siu-Wai Chan
May 15, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Siu-Wai Chan remembers Millie and her impact on students and collaborators like herself.
by Mingda Li
May 16, 2018Updated: Jun 13, 2018
A reflection on Millie as a mentor and a friend, written by Mingda Li the night after he heard Millie had passed away.
by Nancy Ehrlich Lapid
Mar 20, 2018
Nancy Lapid and Remon Lapid reflect on the passing of their cousin, Millie.