Walter Gilbert

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Birthday
21, 1932
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1932 (age 87)
Birthplace
Massachusetts

About

Molecular bioligist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work in devising methods for determining the sequence of nucleotides in a nucleic acid .In 1986 he proposed the RNA world hypothesis for the origin of life, based on a concept first proposed by Carl Woese in 1967.

Before Fame

He attended Trinity College and Harvard University before being appointed assistant professor of physics in 1959 at Harvard.

Trivia

He was made a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London in 1987 after winning US Steel Foundation Award from the National Academy of Sciences in 1968.

Family Life

He resided in Massachusetts.

Associated With

He was influenced by Galileo Galilei.