Google Doodle Honors Dorothy Hodgkin, Nobel Prize Winning Chemist

May 12, 2014

Monday's Google Doodle honors Dorothy Hodgkin, a Nobel-Prize winning Bristish cmehist who determined the 3-D molecular structures of some of our most important biomolecules, like penicillin, insulin, and vitamin B12.

Hodgkin was best known for helping improve the techniques of X-Ray crystallography, a tool that Rosalind Franklin used in her work with DNA and RNA. Dr. Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964 for her work in this area, and became only the third woman in history to win this prize.

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