1916 - 2004
Francis Crick was a physicist who worked with molecular biologist James Watson to discover the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953. Their work heralded the 'coming of age' of the biological sciences, and permitted the later breaking of the 'code of life'.
Biology, molecular biology
physics, biophysics, neuroscience
1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (with his collaborator, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins) for "their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".
Discovery of the structure of DNA, deoxyribose nucleic acid, and the relationships of the four bases. Nature April 25, 1953 (Francis Crick and James Watson).
Discovery of the structure of DNA, deoxyribose nucleic acid, and the relationships of the four bases.
Crick and Watson's work depended greatly on Rosalind Franklin's groundbreaking crystallography photographs of DNA structures.