Sad news for Johnson fans. Speculation had been rife that NASA mathematician is about to announce her retirement from all public activities, at age 101, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 20/10/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a scientist isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a scientist just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouKatherine was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.
“Katherine Johnson was unlike any other scientist we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouKatherine”
— @universalObserver, 19 Oct 2019
“I thought Katherine Johnson retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 19 Oct 2019
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