Rosalind Franklin: The Most Influential Scientists Of The 1940's

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“I see no reason to believe that a creator of protoplasm or primeval matter, if such there be, has any reason to be interested in our insignificant race in a tiny corner of the universe, and still less in us, as still more insignificant individuals. Again, I see no reason why the belief that we are insignificant or fortuitous should lessen our faith.” ~ Rosalind Franklin Rosalind Franklin was one of the most inspiring scientists of the 1940’s. The upbringing and education of this scientist, as well as her discoveries, and the impact they’ve had on the world have contributed to her popularity within the scientific community, as well as the world. The upbringing and education of Rosalind Franklin was somewhat troubling yet fascinating. Rosalind…show more content…
Rosalind worked in London in the 1940’s during WWII. She worked with x-ray diffraction with DNA fibers as stated, and helped with genetic instructions to make a picture with deoxyribonucleic acid. For all of her work creating the first x-ray picture, she should’ve won the Nobel Prize. Sadly her death interrupted the acceptance and other scientists took the credit for the award. Rosalind Franklin’s contributions to the area of chemistry have greatly affected our world today. First, she opened the eyes of female scientists or females who wished to be scientists due to her history and what she didn’t have to experience during the war as a jewish woman. Also, with her hard work she was able to work with deoxyribonucleic acid that encodes genetic instructions in living organisms. Lastly, her studies with this advanced to her work in x-ray diffraction creating the first x-ray picture. Rosalind Franklin was one of the most inspiring scientists of the 1940’s. Rosalind had a troubling yet fascinating upbringing that led her to her dream of science working with x-rays allowing her to venture further into the study of chemistry greatly affecting science we know today. Without Rosalind Franklin we would not have advanced in chemistry as we may have needed to for things like x-rays. Perhaps someday we’ll advance further to create a new picture to learn more in chemistry and to help

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