Franklin, Gosling, Stokes, Wilkins & Wilson - King's College, Strand, London, UK
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N 51° 30.704 W 000° 06.990
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Quick Description: This plaque is on the end wall of a building in the King's College Strand campus and can be seen from the Strand entrance.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 11:13:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMKYCG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 2

Long Description:

The plaque carries the names around the edge:

R E Franklin . R G Gosling . A R Stokes . M H F Wilkins . H R Wilson

King's College London

DNA
X-ray diffraction
studies
1953

The London Remembers website tells about the DNA discovery:

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. Although the discovery of its double helix structure is usually attributed to Francis Crick and James Watson, the experiments conducted by Rosalind Franklin, Raymond Gosling, Alexander Stokes, Maurice Wilkins and Herbert Wilson, were major contributory factors.  The discovery was first announced at a Solvay conference in Belgium on 8 April 1953.

Blue Plaque managing agency: King's College London

Individual Recognized: R E Franklin, R G Gosling, A R Stokes, M H F Wilkins & H R Wilson

Physical Address:
King's College Campus
Strand
London, United Kingdom


Web Address: Not listed

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