50 years of biomolecular structure at Birkbeck: Bernal's legacy

@article{Surridge199950YO,
  title={50 years of biomolecular structure at Birkbeck: Bernal's legacy},
  author={C. Surridge},
  journal={Nature Structural Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={6},
  pages={13-14}
}
  • C. Surridge
  • Published 1999
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Nature Structural Biology
It has often been said that Sir Humphrey Davy's greatest scientific discovery was neither a theoretical insight nor a practical application, but the son of a blacksmith by the name of Michael Faraday. If we use this yardstick — not the work one does oneself but the people that one inspires — for measuring scientific greatness, then J.D. Bernal (1901−1971)ranks as one of the most significant scientists of this century (as he also does using almost any other yardstick you care to mention) .