Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rosalind Franklin

She's the woman behind the x-ray crystallography images that led James Watson and Francis Crick to decipher the structure of DNA.

I had a little rant for my students about inequality in the sciences; women weren't always welcome in the research world and I may have made a few of my students feel uncomfortable when I said that for a long time science in the United States has been dominated by the white man. True, isn't it? Watch this movie: Something the Lord Made.

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