Ada Yonath

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Birthday
22, 1939
Birthplace
Geula, Israel
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace
Geula, Israel

About

An Israeli crystallographer and chemist who is best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. She became the first Israeli woman to win a Nobel Prize when she won one in chemistry in 2009.

Before Fame

She graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1962.

Trivia

She was the first woman in 45 years to win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Family Life

Her father was a Rabbi who immigrated to British-mandated Palestine from Poland in 1933.

Associated With

She was the first female to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry since Dorothy Hodgkin did it in 1964.