Who is Francis Crick?June 25, 2021
Francis Crick KiFrancis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was an English molecular biologist, physicist and neuroscientist.
In 1953, he shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with James D. Watson and Maurice Wilkins for discovering the structure of the DNA molecule.
For the remainder of his career at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, J.W. He worked as the Kieckhefer Research Professor on human consciousness.
The son of Harry Crick and Annie Elizebeth Crick, Francis Crick was born and raised in Weston Favell, then a small English town near Northampton. His father and uncle ran a boot and shoe factory here. Crick started showing interest in science at an early age. Although he was taken to church by his family as a child, at the age of 12 he told his mother that he no longer wanted to go to church and preferred scientific research over religious beliefs.
After graduating from Northampton Grammar School, he won Mill Hill School in London on a scholarship at the age of 14 and began taking mathematics, physics and chemistry classes with his best friend, John Shilston. At the age of 21, he graduated from University College of London with the title of Bachelor of Science in Physics. Crick later completed his doctorate at Caius College, working at the Cavendish Laboratory and the Medical Research Council’s Molecular Biology Laboratory in Cambridge. He has received honorary titles from Caius College, Churchill College and University College London.
For his doctoral thesis, Crick tried to measure the viscosity of water at high temperatures in the laboratory of physicist Edward Neville da Costa Andrade. He later called this work “the most tedious problem imaginable”. II. He gave up pursuing a career in Physics in World War II when a bomb dropped from the roof of the laboratory destroyed all his experimental equipment.
II. After World War II, Crick moved to biology in 1947, as many physicists did at the time. “I almost had to be reborn,” he said of the difficulties he experienced during this transition. Crick thought that the great advances made in physics during his time were also possible in biology.
Under Honor Bridget Fell, he spent almost two years working on the physical properties of the cytoplasm at Cambridge’s Strangeways Laboratory. He later joined Max Perutz and John Kendrew at the Cavendish Laboratory. At the time, the Cavendish Laboratory was headed by Sir Lawrence Bragg, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1915 at the age of 25.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer Yıldırım
Source: Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM)?