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    Who am I:



    I was born in a small town, southern hemisphere, almost unknown and unvisited, even by the citizens of my country.







    My Father was a doctor, my family originally were from Ireland.

    During World War II I worked on, and contributed to, the development of Radar. In the later phases of the war I worked on the 'Manhattan Project, that produced the first Atomic Bombs.

    Before the war I was an anti-war activist, and a member of the communist party, until the invasion of Poland by the Soviet Army in September 1939. I also came under surveillance on the suspicion of leaking atomic secrets. This was incorrect and by 1953 all surveillance was dropped.

    After the war I wondered what I would do, as I was very disgusted with the dropping of two bombs on civilian centres in Japan.

    In 1946 King's College, London, supplied funding for a new physics department to study 'Biophysics. I was appointed the scientist to oversee this new science, the application of physics to biology. My 'philosophy' was to explore many new techniques in parallel.

    By 1953 this photo had been produced. Tho its implications were not immediately understood, it contained the evidence that would unravel one of the greatest secrets of life itself. THIS is a very famous photo.



    I, along with others, was awarded the Nobel prize for this work.

    I died in 2004.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Shed View Post
    Sir Mark Oliphant?

    Soon as I saw you had replied I thought, 'He's got it already' ... Haa

    But no ... not him ... clue: wrong nationality

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    Maurice Wilkins (NZ)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutawintji View Post
    Soon as I saw you had replied I thought, 'He's got it already' ... Haa

    But no ... not him ... clue: wrong nationality

    Greg
    Yes, Googled it after my guess, Sir Mark died in 2000.

    Found the right one with the help of Mr Google.

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    The photo is of DNA (I think), but I can't remember who it was attributed to. I seem to remember though, there was some suggestion that the work was stolen.
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    Yes .... It is Maurice Wilkins ... and the photo is of DNA ... Its called Photo 51 and is famous for being the first photo to show the double helix.

    I thought this would be tooooo easy because the DNA structure/ladder is carved on the monument in Pongaroa, NZ


    Well done .... I can't seem to make them hard enough.

    The photos (not 51) are mine despite the similarity to the WIKI photos.

    cool bananas ... Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutawintji View Post
    Well done .... I can't seem to make them hard enough.
    Hmmm, maybe not so well done:
    • Google...list of Nobel Medicine winners
    • select from 1954+ to no later than early 60s
    • eliminate anyone with European names
    • Look for the most Irish name
    • google individual names (only about 3-4) looking for born 1916
    • Bingo, about 6 minutes.


    In fact, if you Google "nobel prize in physiology and medicine+b. 1916+d. 2004" it's the fourth line down
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    I had to give the year of birth .... otherwise too open ended. But I honestly thought the carving on the stone would give it away.

    I was hoping to mislead by the references to nuclear physics ... that part seems to have worked. The photo supported the nuclear side of things as well.

    Well .... Now that I know how you guys are cracking them ..... I'm learning how to write them. Big Shed got the first one before I'd even hit post ... or so it seemed. I never expected someone to know all about mining AS WELL as having lived in the Hill ... Haa

    Artme asks the hardest ones ..... I can't even google them.

    cool bananas ... Greg

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    Damn!! Saw the photos and immediately thought NZ. Saw the Double helix and knew what it was.

    Didn't google however, took the easy way and read on!!

    There's more to the story of the double helix and that photo than meets the eye.
    I must look it up and see if I can pose a follow on question!

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    Hi Greg,

    To make these more challenging don't release so much info at one time - like the game shows do.

    Just release a bit of info and wait to see if anyone can get it - then people can even use google and it will become a test of how google savy they are but some might get it without using google from unassociated clues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    Hi Greg,

    To make these more challenging don't release so much info at one time - like the game shows do.

    Just release a bit of info and wait to see if anyone can get it - then people can even use google and it will become a test of how google savy they are but some might get it without using google from unassociated clues.
    Good idea ...... will do

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    Went hunting, and found the book I had read. It dealt with the life of Rosalind Franklin, who produced the initial x-ray image. The allegation was, that her work was 'pinched', which lead to the discovery of dna. Very interesting reading, about an incredible woman.
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    Nice places as pic show, except the electricity posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb691 View Post
    Went hunting, and found the book I had read. It dealt with the life of Rosalind Franklin, who produced the initial x-ray image. The allegation was, that her work was 'pinched', which lead to the discovery of dna. Very interesting reading, about an incredible woman.
    Was going to ask a follow up question n that subject Chris, no need to now!

    Yes, makes you wonder where the prize might/should have rightly gone.

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