Crick, Francis (1916-2004)
Noted for being one of the co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 for which he and Maurice Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material."
"Trying to determine the structure of a protein by UV spectroscopy was like trying to determine the structure of a piano by listening to the sound it made while being dropped down a flight of stairs."
See also: Deoxyribonucleic Acid.
Subjects: Famous Scientists & Engineers