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Francis Crick A name were all familiar with for his work with DNA In keeping with the spirit of the architectonic Crick has branched out beyond his original field of study Crick has done some amazing work in other fields since his famous work with Watson in the 50s Most recently Crick has begun to address the current hot topic in science consciousness Though Crick may or may not make earth-shattering observations in his book The Astonishing Hypothesis he at least makes a concise cogent presentation of the science of consciousness as it stands now Francis Harry Compton Crick was born on June 8th 1916 at Northampton England being the elder child of Harry Crick and Annie Elizabeth Wilkins He has one brother A F Crick who is a doctor in New Zealand Crick was educated at Northampton Grammar School and Mill Hill School London He studied physics at University College London obtained a BSc in 1937 and started research for a PhD under Prof C Andrade but this was interrupted by the outbreak of war in 1939 During the war he worked as a scientist for the British Admiralty mainly in connection with magnetic and acoustic mines He left the Admiralty in 1947 to study biology Supported by a studentship from the Medical Research Council and with some financial help from his family Crick went to Cambridge and worked at the Strangeways Research Laboratory In 1949 he joined the Medical Research Council Unit headed by M F Perutz of which he has been a member ever since This Unit was for many years housed in the Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge but in 1962 moved into a large new building - the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology - on the New Hospital site He became a research student for the second time in 1950 being accepted as a member of Caius College Cambridge and obtained a PhD in
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