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 Rosalind Elsie Franklin

Rosalind Elsie Franklin

Birth
Notting Hill, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Death 16 Apr 1958 (aged 37)
Chelsea, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Burial Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 5858699 · View Source
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Scientist. She engaged in pioneering research into carbon fiber technology, and her later work took her into X-ray diffraction. Her photographs of DNA gave the initial clue to the molecule's 'double-helix' structure. Had her career not been cut short by cancer, she is thought many to have deserved to share in the Nobel Prize awarded in 1962 to Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5858699
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 Jul 1920–16 Apr 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5858699, citing Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .