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Rosalind Franklin would be 100 years old today

blck and white photo of Rosalind Franklin in Paris France
Rosalind Franklin in Paris. Photo: Vittorio Luzzati

On July 25, 2020 Rosalind Franklin would be 100 years old.

Rosalind Franklin was the brilliant English chemist and X-Ray crystallographer whose x-ray diffraction studies provided clues to the structure of DNA. She made important contributions to our understanding of the molecular structures of DNA, RNA, and viruses.

You can browse through our Library and Archive collections:

Listen to a recollection of Raymond Gosling about Roslyn Franklin. Raymond was a graduate student and worked under Rosalind Franklin supervision in 1952. Raymond took a famous “Photo 51” of DNA’s B form

Read a transcript of the talk giving by Rosalind’s friend Ann Piper-Crawford at the Wimbledon Literary and Scientific Society

See the various photographic prints of DNA X-ray images (A and B-form), including the famous “Photograph 51” (B-form)

Borrow books/tapes about Rosalind: