!!Carl Djerassi
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The Academy is saddened to annouce that [Carl Djerassi|User/Djerassi_Carl], a pioneer of the birth control pill, a novelist and playwright, awardee of the Academia Europaea 2013 __Erasmus Medal__, died January 31, 2015, aged 91.
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[2003 Erasmus Lecture: Sex and reproduction: ready for divorce?|http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=209881&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S106279870400002X], Carl Djerassi, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, published in European Review, 2004 - Volume 12, Issue 01. Download the [document|European_Review_Erasmus_Lecture_2003.pdf] (pdf).   
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[Obituary|http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/feb/01/carl-djerassi], The Guardian\\
[Obituary|http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/us/carl-djerassi-dies-at-91-forever-altered-reproductive-practices-as-a-creator-of-the-pill.html?_r=0], The New York Times\\
[Obituary|http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/january/carl-djerassi-obituary-013115.html], Stanford University\\
[Obituary|http://orf.at/stories/2263402/2263404], ORF, Austria (in German)
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[Carl Djerassi and the challenge of making drama of ‘science-in-theatre’|http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/01/carl-djerassi-science-in-theatre], The Guardian\\
[Interview with Carl Djerassi|http://austria-forum.org/af/Wissenssammlungen/Biographien/Djerassi%2C_Carl], Austria Forum (in German)