Science: The Chemistry-Minded Mother

If Nobelman Charles Townes came close to being a linguist, Nobelwoman Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, 54, of Oxford, third woman ever to win the chemistry award,* came even closer to being an archaeologist. Born in Cairo while her father was Director of Education for the Sudan, she spent her early school holidays in digs in the Near East. But soon after she entered Oxford's Somerville College in 1928, she got caught up in the exciting mysteries of chemistry. By her second year, she was already concentrating on the intricacies of X-ray analysis of large,...

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