Maurice Wilkins

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Birthday
15, 1916
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Oct 5, 2004 (87)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1916
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Oct 5, 2004 (87)

About

English physicist and biologist who conducted research that contributed to a better scientific understanding of phenomena such as isotope separation, optical microscopy, and X-ray diffraction.

Before Fame

He developed improved radar screens in Birmingham during World War II after studying physics at St. John's College, Cambridge in 1935.

Trivia

He received the American Public Health Association's Albert Lasker Award in 1960 and was made Commander of the British Empire in 1962.

Family Life

He was married twice and had five children.

Associated With

He attended King Edward's School from 1929 to 1935, which was named after King Edward IV.