Francis Crick
Date of Birth  :
Place of Birth  :
Country  :
United Kingdom
Field of Expertise  :
Analytical archaeology
Educational background  :

B.Sc. degree in physics from University College.

PhD from Caius College.

Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Crick is best known for his work in the discovery of the double helix

  • Crick with Vernon Ingram discovered the function of the genetic material in determining the specificity of proteins.

  • Crick "established not only the basic genetic code, but predicted the mechanism for protein synthesis". This worked led to many RNA/DNA discoveries and helped in the creation of the DNA/RNA dictionary.

  • Crick won the following Awards:

    • 1962:Nobel Prize of Medicine and Physiology

    • 1962 : Gardener Foundation Award

    • The 1972 Royal Society’s Royal Medal

    • The 1976 Royal Society’s Copley Medal.

source: Francis Crick

Bibliography  :
What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery,Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul.