Rosalind Franklin is, perhaps, one of the most underappreciated scientists of our time. She earned a Ph.D in physical
chemistry from Cambridge University. She learned X-ray diffraction and crystallography in Paris in 1946. Franklin later applied these techniques to the study of DNA fibers. One of her most famous photographs, featured on this shirt, provided important insights into the structure of DNA. Crick and Watson used it as evidence to support their DNA model the following year and took credit for the discovery in a paper published in 1953. They went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1962 for this work. Rosalind Franklin died of ovarian cancer on April 16th, 1958, at the age of 37. Most of the recognition for her important scientific contributions came posthumously.
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