Human aspect Effects of personality conflicts between Sir Lawrence and Francis

Human aspect effects of personality conflicts between

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Human aspect: Effects of personality conflicts between Sir Lawrence and Francis shows how  human interaction and personality quirks affect science Francis studied theory of the diffraction of X-rays by helical molecules that are in  the form of a helix.  Worked on it with Bill Cochran Published a paper together about equations matching Pauling’s findings— Francis’ first scientific breakthrough Watson’s attitude as author emphasizes that the scientist’s life is not truly  separable from their work: Francis’ womanizing is depicted as harmless (indicates in  Watson’s perspective that women aren’t important, including Rosy)
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Maurice Wilkins at King’s College used X-ray diffraction and was the leader of  DNA research at the time—Francis would have been competition Watson worked on phages at Indiana University (grad) Worked with Danish man who had been working on the same phages Didn’t particularly like biochemistry Need both biology and chemistry background to effectively study DNA Watson went to Max Perutz’s lab in Cambridge to study X-ray crystallography Human aspect of science: Linus Pauling’s personality is as important as his discovery of the alpha helix  as protein structure Ethusiasm and motivation keeps scientists on track Themes of motivation and the impact of human nature and relations on  science Rosy had taken over Maurice’s DNA research and was giving a talk about her  findings—this motivated Watson to learn more about crystallography so he could better  understand her results
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  • DNA, Nobel Prize, Linus Pauling, Francis, Double Helix Notes

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