Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin/Margaret Thatcher
What's the connection?
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin "...was an English chemist, born in Cairo, Egypt. A crystallographer of distinction, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964 for her discoveries, by the use of X-ray techniques, of the structure of biologically important molecules, including penicillin (1946), vitamin B-12 (1956), and later, the protein hormone insulin (1969). Her achievements included not only these structure determinations and the scientific insight they provided but also the development of methods that made such structure determinations possible. (One of her students was Margaret Roberts, later Margaret Thatcher, the only British prime minister with a degree in science.)"
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin [Wikipedia]
Margaret Thatcher: Chemist/Politician