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  1. Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins CBE FRS (15 December 1916 – 5 October 2004) was a New Zealand-born British biophysicist and Nobel laureate whose research spanned multiple areas of physics and biophysics, contributing to the scientific understanding of phosphorescence, isotope separation, optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction.

    • X-ray diffraction, DNA
  2. Maurice Wilkins (born December 15, 1916, Pongaroa, New Zealand—died October 6, 2004, London, England) New Zealand-born British biophysicist whose X-ray diffraction studies of deoxyribonucleic acid ( DNA) proved crucial to the determination of DNA’s molecular structure by James D. Watson and Francis Crick.

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  3. Oct 5, 2011 · Biographical. Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins was born at Pongaroa, New Zealand, on December 15th, 1916. His parents came from Ireland; his father Edgar Henry Wilkins was a doctor in the School Medical Service and was very interested in research but had little opportunity for it.

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  5. Although Maurice Wilkins shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with James Watson and Francis Crick, his name is not as commonly known as one of the discoverers of the structure of...

  6. Maurice Wilkins Lived 1916 – 2004. Maurice Wilkins initiated the experimental research into DNA that culminated in Watson and Crick’s discovery of its structure in 1953. Wilkins crystallized DNA in a form suitable for quantitative X-ray diffraction work and obtained the best quality X-ray images seen at that time.

  7. Dec 15, 2016 · Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins (15 December 1916 – 5 October 2004) had an uncomfortable role. He was the third man in the shadows, something that is reflected in the title –chosen by the publisher, not by him– of his autobiography The Third Man of the Double Helix.

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