Google celebrates Dorothy Hodgkin's 104th birth anniversary; Here's all you need to know about her

Monday, 12 May 2014 - 3:33am IST Updated: Monday, 12 May 2014 - 3:01am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

Google celebrates the life and rich legacy of late Dorothy Hodgkin on her 104th birth anniversary with a Google Doodle. This doodle is available on Google homepage for countries such as Japan, Taiwan, India, Phillipines, United States and United Knigdom. 

The doodle dedicated to Dorothy is based on the protein X-ray crystallography developments and contributions made by Dorothy Hodgkin. The Doodle  includes the Molecular model of Penicillin which Dorothy had completed in 1945. 

She was the third woman to receive Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 

Dorothy Mary Crowfoot was born on May 12, 1910 in Cairo Egypt. She was a scientist and chemist and is credited with development of protein crystallography.

She advanced the technique of X-ray crystallography: a method used to determine the three-dimensional structures of biomolecules.

Among her most influential discoveries are the confirmation of the structure of penicillin that Ernst Boris Chain and Edward Abraham had previously surmised, and then the structure of vitamin B12, for which she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

She received a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964 for the same.

She were also the second woman to receive the “Order of Merit” in 1965. Florence Nightingale was the first women to receive the Order of Merit.

She was also the first women to receive the Copley Medal.

Google has always been proactive in featuring scientists and achievers from the last decade. Many interesting doodles have been put out to commemorate their achievements. 

Below are some of them: 

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