The Scientist Robbed of the Nobel Prize.

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    Pioneer Molecular Biologist - ROSALIND ELSIE FRANKLIN

    Born: London, July 25, 1920 Died: London, April 16, 1958

    There is probably no other woman scientist with as much controversy surrounding her life and work as Rosalind Franklin. Franklin was responsible for much of the research and discovery work that led to the understanding of the structure of Deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA.

    Between 1951 and 1953 Rosalind Franklin came very close to solving the DNA structure. She was beaten to publication by Crick and Watson in part because of the friction between Wilkins (who was another scientist working in the same lab, as explained in the video) and herself. At one point, Wilkins showed Watson one of Franklin's crystallographic portraits of DNA. When he saw the picture, the solution became apparent to him, and the results went into an article in Nature almost immediately. Franklin's work did appear as a supporting article in the same issue of the journal.
    A debate about the amount of credit due to Franklin continues. What is clear is that she did have a meaningful role in learning the structure of DNA and that she was a scientist of the first rank. Franklin moved to J. D. Bernal's lab at Birkbeck College, where she did very fruitful work on the tobacco mosaic virus. She also began work on the polio virus. In the summer of 1956, Rosalind Franklin became ill with ovarian cancer. She died less than two years later. :(


     

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    Pioneer Molecular Biologist - ROSALIND ELSIE FRANKLIN

    Born: London, July 25, 1920 Died: London, April 16, 1958

    There is probably no other woman scientist with as much controversy surrounding her life and work as Rosalind Franklin. Franklin was responsible for much of the research and discovery work that led to the understanding of the structure of Deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA.

    Between 1951 and 1953 Rosalind Franklin came very close to solving the DNA structure. She was beaten to publication by Crick and Watson in part because of the friction between Wilkins (who was another scientist working in the same lab, as explained in the video) and herself. At one point, Wilkins showed Watson one of Franklin's crystallographic portraits of DNA. When he saw the picture, the solution became apparent to him, and the results went into an article in Nature almost immediately. Franklin's work did appear as a supporting article in the same issue of the journal.
    A debate about the amount of credit due to Franklin continues. What is clear is that she did have a meaningful role in learning the structure of DNA and that she was a scientist of the first rank. Franklin moved to J. D. Bernal's lab at Birkbeck College, where she did very fruitful work on the tobacco mosaic virus. She also began work on the polio virus. In the summer of 1956, Rosalind Franklin became ill with ovarian cancer. She died less than two years later. :(



    Similar injustice was done to a woman scientist who invented the mechanism of nuclear fusion. Sadly, I don't remember her name, but the thief was Auto Hann. He got everything explained from her and later claimed that the invention was solely his and his assistant's contribution and also won the nobel price for physics.
     

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    Similar injustice was done to a woman scientist who invented the mechanism of nuclear fusion. Sadly, I don't remember her name, but the thief was Auto Hann. He got everything explained from her and later claimed that the invention was solely his and his assistant's contribution and also won the nobel price for physics.
    Yes... It was Lise Meitner, the forgotten woman scientist of Nuclear Physics. Her fault was of being Jewish and also a woman.
     

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    TFS සහෝ. (y) අයින්ස්ටයින්ගෙ ex wife ගැනත් ඔහොම මතයක් තියෙනවා නේද?

    https://time.com/5551098/mileva-einstein-history/
    Yes.. The first wife. Serbian origin - Mileva Marić. It is said that she could have been behind Einstein's work. She herself was educated in Maths & Physics. There is a story that Einstein’s 1905 paper on light quanta, in which he provided an explanation for Philipp Lenard’s surprising experimental results on the photoelectric effect, originated from information that Marić gained when she studied under Lenard at Heidelberg University in 1897. However, the course that Marić took at Heidelberg University was heat theory and electrodynamics, and there is no reason to suppose that Lenard would have discussed his current researches on the photoelectric effect on such a course. Some say that she would have helped Einstein in mathematics.
    Some of the Nobel Prize money was given to Marić, but it could have been because alimony has to be paid after the divorce.
     
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