An Australian–British chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975 for his research into the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions. He also won the Copley Medal in 1982 and was knighted in 1977.
He started to become deaf at age 10 and was completely deaf by age 20.
He was the first scientist to detail the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
He had three children with his wife Rita Harradence after they married 1941.
He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry the year after Paul Florey did.