$49.95

Rosalind Franklin was an expert in X-ray crystallography, a technique that uses X-ray beams to analyse the shape of molecules. On May 1, in 1952, she took a photograph of what has been called "among the most beautiful X-ray photographs of any substance ever taken." Photography 51. It shows an image of the X-ray diffractions pattern of DNA. She was the first person ever to provide proof that DNA was formed in a helical structure. Unfortunately this wonderfully talented lady was not able to continue her research as she passed away from ovarian cancer in April 1958 at the tragically young age of just 37. Further, her work was not acknowledged in 1962, when Watson, Crick, and Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering the DNA double helix structure.

DIMENSIONS:

50mm across at widest point and 44mm tall.

Hangs on a stud that is 20mm diameter.

MATERIALS:

Acrylic and Stainless steel.
Earrings come with protective film. Please peel off before wearing to get maximum shine and sparkle.Earrings come with protective film. Please peel off before wearing to get maximum shine and sparkle.