Papers of Francis Crick, 1953-08 - 1969-08
Scope and Contents
- 1953-08 - 1969-08
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Biographical / Historical
Crick's career included the following: British Admiralty Research Laboratory, 1940-47; Strangeways Laboratory, Cambridge, 1947-49; Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, 1949-77; Brooklyn Polytechnic, New York, United States, 1953-54. Visiting Lecturer Rockefeller Institute, New York, 1959; Visiting Professor, Chemistry Department, Harvard, 1959; Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge, 1960-61; Visiting Biophysics Professor, Harvard, 1962; Non-resident Fellow, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, 1962-73; Ferkauf Foundation Visiting Professor, Salk Institute, 1976-77; Fellow, UCL, 1962; Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1962; Honorary Member, American Society of Biological Chemistry, 1963; Honorary MRIA, 1964; Honorary Fellow: Churchill College, Cambridge, 1965; Caius College, Cambridge, 1976; FAAAS 1966; Honorary FRSE, 1966; Fellow, INSA, 1982; Honorary Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, 1985; Foreign Associate, US National Academy of Sciences, 1969; Member, German Academy of Science, Leopoldina, 1969; Foreign Member, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1972; Honorary Member, Hellenic Biochemistry and Biophysics Society, 1974; Associate Foreign Member, French Academy of Sciences, 1978; J. W. Kieckhefer Distinguished Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of California, San Diego.
His awards included: Warren Triennial Prize, Boston, USA (with J. D. Watson), 1959; Lasker Award (jointly), 1960; Prix Charles Léopold Mayer, French Académies des Sciences, 1961; Research Corporation Award (with J. D. Watson), 1961; Gairdner Foundation Award, Toronto, 1962; Nobel Prize for Medicine (jointly), 1962; Royal Medal, Royal Society, 1972; Copley Medal, Royal Society, 1975; Michelson-Morley Award, Cleveland, 1981; Benjamin P. Cheney Medal, Spokane, Washington, 1986; Golden Plate Award, Phoenix, 1987; Albert Medal, RSA, 1987; Wright Prize VIII, Harvey Mudd College, California, 1988; Joseph Priestly Award, Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, 1988.
Crick's publications included: Of Molecules and Men, 1966; Life Itself, 1981; What Mad Pursuit: a personal view of scientific discovery, 1988; The Astonishing Hypothesis: The scientific search for the soul, 1994; papers and articles on molecular and cell biology and on neurobiology in scientific journals.
Crick died on 28 July 2004.