Martin Lewis Perl — American Physicist born on June 24, 1927,

Martin Lewis Perl was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 for his discovery of the tau lepton... (wikipedia)

Their educations ended with high school - my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman in a company dealing in printing and stationary, and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper in a firm of wool merchants.
I read everything: fiction, history, science, mathematics, biography, travel.
I was also interested in chemistry, but my parents were not willing to buy me a chemistry set.
Natures' curriculum cannot be changed.
My parents regarded school teachers as higher beings, as did many immigrants.