Alex Stokes
(1919-2003)

Died aged c. 84

Alexander "Alec" Rawson Stokes (27 June 1919 – 6 February 2003) was a British physicist at Royal Holloway College, London and later at King's College London. He was most recognised as a co-author of the second of the three papers published sequentially in Nature on 25 April 1953 describing the correct molecular structure of DNA. The first was authored by Francis Crick and James Watson, and the third by Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling. In 1993, on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the molecular structure of DNA, a plaque was erected in the Quad (courtyard) of the Strand campus of King's College London, commemorating the contributions of Franklin, Gosling, Stokes, Wilson, and Wilkins to "DNA X-ray diffraction studies".

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R. E. Franklin R. G. Gosling H. R. Wilson M. H. F. Wilkins A. R. Stokes King's College London DNA X-ray diffraction studies 1953

King's College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS, London, United Kingdom where they was