Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin(1910-1994), Chemist and crystallographer; Nobel Prize winner; wife of Thomas Lionel Hodgkin
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Chemist and crystallographer. Hodgkin went to Somerville College, Oxford. In 1933 she became the first scientist to make an X-ray diffraction photograph of a protein, a technique she subsequently used to define the structure of penicillin (1942-9), Vitamin B12 (1964) and insulin (1969). Hodgkin became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1947, and was the first and only British woman to win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964. A Royal Society Fellowship scheme was established in her name, to help women who wish to be both career scientists and to raise children.
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