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Astbury, William Thomas

R. D. Preston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Molecular and Cell Biology; Physics. 967 words.

Astbury, William Thomas (1898–1961), physicist and molecular biologist, was born on 25 February 1898 at Longton, Staffordshire, the fourth of seven children and the eldest son of William...

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Bose, Sir Jagadish Chandra [Jagadis Chunder]

Andrew Robinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Science and Mathematics; Physics. 1854 words.

Bose, Sir Jagadish Chandra [Jagadis Chunder] (1858–1937), physicist and biologist, was born in the district of Vikrampur, close to Dacca, Bengal, India, on 30 November 1858, the son of...

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Clark, Henry James

Clark A. Elliott.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 1215 words.

Clark, Henry James (22 June 1826–01 July 1873), zoologist and microscopist, was born in Easton, Massachusetts, the son of Henry Porter Clark, a Swedenborgian clergyman, and Abigail Jackson...

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Dainty, Jack

Enid MacRobbie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological and Medical Physics; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 1180 words.

Dainty, Jack (1919–2009), plant biophysicist, was born at 7 Beaconsfield Street, Mexborough, a depressed coal-mining town in Yorkshire, on 7 May 1919, the eldest son of Jack Dainty...

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Delbrück, Max

Lily E. Kay.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 1944 words.

Delbrück, Max (04 September 1906–10 March 1981), physicist-turned-molecular biologist, physicist-turned–molecular biologist, was born in Berlin, Germany, the son of Hans Delbrück, a...

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Douglass, Andrew Ellicott

George E. Webb.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1073 words.

Douglass, Andrew Ellicott (05 July 1867–20 March 1962), astronomer and dendrochronologist, was born in Windsor, Vermont, the son of the Reverend Malcolm Douglass and Sarah Hale. Raised in...

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Gray, Louis Harold

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Physics. 1305 words.

Gray, Louis Harold (1905–1965), physicist and radiobiologist, was born in London on 10 November 1905, the only child of Harry Gray, civil servant, of Barnes, Surrey, and his wife, Amy...

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Hanson, (Emmeline) Jean

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological and Medical Physics; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 882 words.

Hanson, (Emmeline) Jean (1919–1973), biophysicist and zoologist, was born on 14 November 1919 in Newhall, Derbyshire, the only child of Thomas Hanson and his wife, Emma Jane Badger,...

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Johnson, Dame Louise Napier

Elspeth F. Garman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Biological and Medical Physics. 1998 words.

Johnson, Dame Louise Napier (1940–2012), biophysicist and structural biologist, was born on 26 September 1940 at South Bank Nursing Home, Bath Road, Worcester, the second of the three...

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monochromatic radiation

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Genetics and Genomics.

Electromagnetic radiation, especially visible radiation, of only one frequency or wavelength. Completely monochromatic radiation cannot be produced, but lasers produce radiation within a...

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