Thursday, July 25, 2013
Rosalind Elsie Franklin
Good to see Google celebrating the birthday of Rosalind Elsie Franklin today as their 'Google Doodle'. Franklin's name and her achievements have been back in the news recently as the ongoing discussions/arguments over the lack of women on the notes issued by the Bank of England has attracted many column inches and comments.
Franklin has become the Pete Best of the discovery and understanding of DNA. How much of her involvement was crucial in the scientific understanding, how much was by chance and how much of her work influenced others.
The debate on DNA will continue, what can't be disputed however is her other work in scientific areas such as the polio virus and X-Rays.
Posted by Paul at 9:04 AM