Tagged: Maurice Wilkins

Unravelling the twisted story of DNA - A History of NZ Science in 25 Objects

Jean Balchin Jun 28, 2017

This grainy, black and white photograph is quite possibly the most important photograph in human history. Photograph 51, the unimaginatively-named X-ray diffraction image of DNA was taken by Raymond Gosling in May 1952, a PhD student under the supervision of Rosalind Franklin at King’s College London. Photograph 51 triggered the development … Read More

The closest thing to a Kiwi Nobel for now - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 27, 2016

New Zealand mathematician Roy Kerr was last night presented with the prestigious Crafoord Prize, basically the equivalent of a Nobel Prize, at a ceremony in Sweden. Kerr, who is a sprightly 82, shared the prize with Stanford University theoretical astrophysicist Professor Roger Blandford. The prize for astronomy and mathematics (it rotates through certain disciplines year to year) comes with … Read More

Nobel Prize for DNA structure for sale - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 26, 2013

The family of Francis Crick are to sell his Nobel Prize Medal and diploma, won for his work on the structure of DNA. [caption id="attachment_10703" align="alignleft" width="220"] (Source: wikimedia.org)[/caption] Crick’s 1962 Nobel Prize Physiology or Medicine was shared with American James Watson and New Zealander* Maurice Wilkins, for their work on the structure of … Read More