Carl Woese (1928–2012)

  title={Carl Woese (1928–2012)},
  author={H. Noller},
Carl Woese brought a fiercely creative mind, seasoned with rigour, to the biggest questions in biology. By showing almost single-handedly that living organisms fall into three domains — Bacteria, Eukarya and a previously unknown group called the Archaea — he transformed our understanding of how living organisms are related and how they evolved. Woese, who died on 30 December, was born in Syracuse in New York in 1928. His undergraduate education was in physics and mathematics at Amherst College… Expand
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Introduction to special Carl Woese issue in RNA Biology
Casting a long shadow in the classroom